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Title: Western Wheel Works. Papers, 1897-1900
Collection identifier: 385
Extent: 0.2 cubic feet
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The bills, receipts, and correspondence in this collection illustrate the business relationship between Western Wheel Works of Chicago, maker of Crescent bicycles, and one of the company's agents, Tarter Brothers of Rural Retreat, a small community in southwestern Virginia. The collection, which the Library acquired in 1978, also includes a few items relating to the grocery and clothing purchases of Tarter Brothers.