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3.   Provenance

4.   Processing note

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 Sayles Engineering Company


 Business records, 1917-1925

 Size: 1 ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 6 sg 29

 Processed by: Harold E. Kemble, Jr., July 1977

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The Sayles Engineering Company, also known as the Frank A. Sayles Engineering Company, was located in the Slater Trust Company building. This company did drafting and civil engineering jobs for the Sayles plants. The records do not indicate why the company existed contemporaneously with the Central Engineering and Construction Company.


Rhode Island Historical Society, Manuscript Collections. Inventories of MSS 6, Sayles Finishing

            Plants, Sub-Groups 2 and 7.

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Scope and content:

            These records pertain almost exclusively to the company's operating costs, with some mention of specific jobs done but no surviving artifacts of the jobs.

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            Gift of the Sayles Finishing Plants, 25 December 1971.

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Item 1.            Sales Register                                     Apr 1919 - Mar 1922

Item 2.            Analysis of Expense                           1917 - 1925

Item 3.            Inventory                                            Jan 1920 - Jan 1922

Item 4.            Job Cost Ledger                                  Jan 1920 - Mar 1922

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Central Construction Company.

Central Engineering and Construction Company.

Construction industry - Rhode Island - Pawtucket.

Sayles Engineering Company.

Sayles Finishing Plants.

Sayles (Frank A.) Engineering Company.

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