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Henry Heil Chemical Company records
Biomed.0463  
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Description
The collection consists of more than 130 pieces, including approximately 70 pages of letters and invoices, from 40 different firms, and includes approximately 60 different catalogues and brochures. The letters---on company letterheads, including some elaborate, illustrated, engraved letterhead--present detailed, specific information on product features, availability, prices and terms. The Heil Company noted that its customer base was "mines, smelters, iron & steel works, schools, colleges, and universities," and it principally sold items used in testing, such as for academic and industrial laboratories, doctors' and hospital labs, medical schools, etc. The correspondence, product pamphlets and catalogs, wholesale price lists, and other items--all from the suppliers to Heil--represent a wide range of products, such as ampoules, syringes, water purification devices, pharmaceutical machinery, sterilizers, measuring instruments, atomizers, cultures, Bunsen burners, and gas (e.g., nitrous oxide) canisters. As responses to Heil Company's inquiries to do public catalog resale of chemicals, drugs, equipment, and instruments, they document the relationship between a distributor and mostly small manufacturing firms that supplied specialized products. The materials originally were filed away by Heil in plain envelopes, which were not retained. Most of the original stamped covers from the firms were discarded at time of receipt, but some remain.
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0.4 Linear Feet (1 box)
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