Special Collections & Archives
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
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Reference Code: USGZE UHC297
Accession Number: 07-110
Collection Number: University Historical Collection 297
Creators: National Presto Industries, Inc.
Title: National Presto Industries, Inc. Annual Reports
Dates: 1957-2005 Quantity: 0.4 linear feet (1 archives box)
Location of Collection: A10/3d
Languages: Collection materials are in English. Summary: Published financial and operations information of a kitchen appliance manufacturer based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Biographical / Historical Note
National Presto Industries, Inc. was founded in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as Northwestern Steel and Iron Works in 1905. Initially the company manufactured industrial-size pressure canners only. By 1915 its product line had expanded to include hotel and home use pressure cookers for use in canning. In 1939 the company introduced its first saucepan-style pressure cooker under the trade name “Presto.” National Presto Industries began manufacturing electric appliances, including steam irons, electric skillets, and coffee makers, after World War II. The company was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange in 1969. As of 2006, the company remains headquartered in Eau Claire.
The annual reports contain open letters to stock holders, a summary of annual operations of the company and its subsidiaries, product descriptions, and financial statements and statistics.
Acquisition Information: Donated to Special Collections & Archives, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire in August 2006.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.
Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright not owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.
Preferred Citation: National Presto Industries, Inc. Annual Reports, 1957-2005. UHC 297. Special Collections & Archives. McIntyre Library. University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Eau Claire, WI.
Processing Note: Processed by Colleen McFarland in November 2006.
Corporate Names: National Presto Industries, Inc.
Subject Terms: Manufacturers – Wisconsin – Eau Claire Household appliances, electric – United States