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Bartlett Hayward Company photograph collection

Identifier: PP 0229


The Bartlett Hayward Company Photograph Collection consists of photograph albums related to the Bartlett Hayward Company manufacturing for the defense industry during World War I.


  • 1917-1923


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This collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Bartlett-Hayward Company of Baltimore, Maryland, was started in 1840 as Hayward and Company and was founded by stove manufacturers George Hayward and brothers Jonas and Nehemiah. In 1846, Hayward and Company purchased Latrobe Stove Foundries. Shortly after, this led to the adding of Thomas Bartlett to the renaming of the company to Bartlett-Hayward and Company. The company frequently changed its name over the course of its existence.

The Baltimore-based company eventually became a leading manufacturer all over the country during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It expanded into the foundry, machinery, erection, gasholder, and engineering fields and became known for elaborate architectural ironwork. Among Bartlett-Hayward and Company’s more famous works include the architectural ironwork of the United States Capitol, the State House in South Carolina, and the interior of the Peabody Library of Baltimore. In 1927, Bartlett-Hayward and Company merged with the Koppers Company, a diversified manufacturing corporation that was based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


2.0 Linear Feet (2 boxes) : All photographs are gelatin silver prints

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Album 1

154 photographs of time fuse production during World War I.

Album 2

Duplicate of Album 1

(Album 2 is presumed to be a copy of Album 1. Album 1 was probably the original sent to Washington and later returned.)

Album 3

47 photographs are listed in index are 25 photographs are con­tained in the album. Photographs are of production of 4.7"shrapnel and bullets. The last thirteen photographs listed in index are contained on pages 37‑51. There are 12 additional photographs in the back.

Album 4

Loading Mark III ‘A’ Fuses Practice of the Bartlett Hayward Comp Baltimore, Md.,

Prepared in the Baltimore District Ordnance Office April 1923.

A loose-leaf notebook prepared by the Baltimore District Ordnance Office (April 1923) on the Procedure followed by the Bartlett Hayward Co. in loading Mark III 'A' Fuses. Contained in the notebook is a brief description of the Mark III 'A' Fuse, its operation, and the differences between it and similar fuses. In addition to photographs, the notebook also contains descriptions of safety and security precautions, plant layout and changes recommended by the Bartlett Hayward Co.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Charles Ferner, Koppers Company, September 1976

Related Materials

MS 2216, Bartlett Hayward Company records, 1883-1947

Scope and Contents

The Bartlett Hayward Company Photograph Collection consists of 2 boxes of 4 photograph albums. The albums contain 363 photographs depicting various operations at the Bartlett Hayward factory during World War I. There are many photographs of women plant workers.

Guide to the Bartlett Hayward Company photograph collection
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Damon Talbot
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-02-21: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States