Empire Brush Company of Greenville, NC, Records

1924-2000
Manuscript Collection #1360
Creator(s)
Empire Brushes, Inc.
Physical description
2.14 Cubic Feet, 4 document cases and 1 oversize folder, consisting of catalogs, price lists, marketing programs, advertising stickers, and product wrappings,
Preferred Citation
Empire Brush Company of Greenville, NC, Records (#1360), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions.

This collection (1924-2000) contains material related to the marketing of products produced by the Empire Brush Company of Greenville, North Carolina. Included are catalogues, price lists, marketing programs, advertising stickers and product wrappings, and original materials used in planographic printing of product wrappings. Although Empire Brush moved its manufacturing facility to Greenville Industrial Park in 1964, the collection also contains items relating to its pre-1964 years and some to Rubbermaid which bought Empire Brush out in 1994.


Biographical/historical information

Empire Brushes, Inc., had its company headquarters in Port Chester, New York, at least by 1935. In 1964, it moved its manufacturing plant to Greenville Industrial Park (Greenville, North Carolina) and in 1980 it moved its corporate headquarters to Greenville, too. Empire Brushes, Inc., was bought out by Rubbermaid in 1994.

Sources:

Pitt County Development Commission, Economic History of Pitt County, October 2012 issue, pages 10, 13.

Joseph Gantz, Seeds of Peace, at https://www.seedsofpeace.org/team/joseph-gantz

Jack Gantz obituary at https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fl-xpm-1990-02-03-9001220645-story.html


Administrative information
Custodial History

April 2, 2020, (unprocessed), 2.14 cubic feet; This collection (1924-2000) contains material related to the marketing of products produced by the Empire Brush Company of Greenville, North Carolina. Included are catalogues, price lists, marketing programs, advertising stickers and product wrappings, and original materials used in planographic printing of product wrappings. Although Empire Brush moved its manufacturing facility to Greenville Industrial Park in 1964, the collection also contains items relating to its pre-1964 years and some to Rubbermaid which bought Empire Brush out in 1994. Gift of Bridgette Williamson.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Bridgette Williamson

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.