CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. Collection

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Descriptive Summary

Title: CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. Collection
Dates: ca. 1920-1990.
Collection Number: ARCH0013
Creator/Collector: Allen Stump. CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc.
Extent: 6 record storage boxes: 9 linear feet.
Repository: American Bookbinders Museum
San Francisco, California 94107
Abstract: The CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. Collection comprises parts catalogs, technical specs, and user's manuals for machinery relating to printing, collating, and other stages in the book and paper goods production processes, all collected by Allen Stump from CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. The materials date between approximately 1920 and 1990 CE.
Language of Material: English


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Publication Rights

All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the ABM Librarian, American Bookbinders Museum, San Francisco, California 94103. Consent is given on behalf of the American Bookbinders Museum as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. Restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. Collection. American Bookbinders Museum

Acquisition Information

From the personal collection of Allen Stump.

Biography/Administrative History

CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. was a long-running machine shop in San Francisco, California, previously located at 620 Treat Street. The machine shop closed down before Boor Bridges Architecture renovated it and turned it into a brewpub. Allen Stump began his printing career in Los Angeles as a boy, and worked in press shops in a variety of locations before starting aMano Press in Hayward, California, which ran for about eight years. He passed away in 2015.

Scope and Content of Collection

Files from the San Francisco machine shop CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc. Includes machine parts catalogs, technical specs, and user's manuals.

Indexing Terms

Offset Printing.
Printing -- History -- California -- San Francisco
Presswork (Printing).
Printing -- Catalogs -- Equipment and supplies.
Printing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Printing industry.
Printing industry -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Printing machinery and supplies.
Printing machinery and supplies -- Catalogs.
Rollers (Printing) -- History.
CA Kilger Machine Works, Inc.
Harris-Seybold Company.
Chandler & Price Co.
Miehle Printing Press & Mfg. Co.
Offset Printing.
San Francisco (Calif.)

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