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Material Information

Title:
Knight and Wall Hardware Company Records
Physical Description:
3.76 : (7 boxes) ;
Language:
English
Creator:
Knight and Wall Hardware Company (Tampa, Fla.)

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Hardware industry -- Tampa (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre:
ead   ( sobekcm )

Notes

Scope and Content:
Consists of manuscript materials, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, artifacts and other materials documenting the history of Knight and Wall Hardware Company, one of Tampa’s leading hardware firms.
Preferred Citation:
Knight and Wall Hardware Company records, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Acquisition:
Jimmy Wall and J. Edgar Wall, III
Biographical:
On January 19, 1884, Henry Laurens Knight and Perry G. Wall established the Knight and Wall Hardware Company in Tampa, Florida.  By 1891, the firm had prospered sufficiently to erect a three-story brick building at the corner of Tampa and Lafayette (now Kennedy Boulevard) Streets.  By 1909 the store had branches in Ybor City, West Tampa, and Havana, Cuba and was the leading hardware firm on Florida's west coast. During the 1920s,  Knight and Wall established a subsidiary, the Tampa Paint and Varnish Company, which manufactured Seminole Paint.  In 1951, the retail hardware operation of the firm was sold and the company focused on the wholesale end of the trade, eventually moving to an Adamo Drive (Brandon, Florida) warehouse. The original Knight and Wall building in downtown Tampa was sold in 1954, and demolished in 1982.  The firm moved to a large new warehouse facility on Adamo Drive in 1967.  In September of 1980, the stockholders of Knight and Wall sold their shares to Alchar Hardware of Miami.  Alchar maintained the Knight and Wall name until the Adamo Drive warehouse was closed in May, 1982.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
No restrictions.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - K16
usfldc handle - u29.133-k16-ead
System ID:
SFS0031950:00001


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addressline 4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
Tampa, FL, 33620-5400
URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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Guide to the Knight and Wall Hardware Company Records
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USF Tampa Library Special & Digital Collections
4202 East Fowler Ave.
LIB122
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URL: http://www.lib.usf.edu/
Email: rbernard@usf.edu
Phone: 813-974-1622
Fax: 813-396-9006
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bioghist altrender Historical 545 Historical Note:
On January 19, 1884, Henry Laurens Knight and Perry G. Wall established the Knight and Wall Hardware Company in Tampa, Florida.  By 1891, the firm had prospered sufficiently to erect a three-story brick building at the corner of Tampa and Lafayette (now Kennedy Boulevard) Streets.  By 1909 the store had branches in Ybor City, West Tampa, and Havana, Cuba and was the leading hardware firm on Florida's west coast.
During the 1920s,  Knight and Wall established a subsidiary, the Tampa Paint and Varnish Company, which manufactured Seminole Paint.  In 1951, the retail hardware operation of the firm was sold and the company focused on the wholesale end of the trade, eventually moving to an Adamo Drive (Brandon, Florida) warehouse.
The original Knight and Wall building in downtown Tampa was sold in 1954, and demolished in 1982.  The firm moved to a large new warehouse facility on Adamo Drive in 1967.  In September of 1980, the stockholders of Knight and Wall sold their shares to Alchar Hardware of Miami.  Alchar maintained the Knight and Wall name until the Adamo Drive warehouse was closed in May, 1982.
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Access Terms
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
610 USFSpecCol subject Knight and Wall Hardware Company (Tampa, Fla.)
Tampa Paint and Varnish Company (Tampa, Fla.)
Topical Term:
650 lcsh Hardware industry -- Tampa (Fla.)
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ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
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Administrative Information
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Acquisition Information:
Donation.
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Conditions Governing Use:
The contents of this collection may be subject to copyright.  Visit the United States Copyright Office's website at extref linktype simple show embed actuate onrequest href http:www.copyright.gov%C2%A0 http://www.copyright.gov/for more information.
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Conditions Governing Access:
No restrictions.
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Preferred Citation:
Knight and Wall Hardware Company records, Special Collections Department, Tampa Library, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
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Arrangement of Materials:
By subject.
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Scope and Contents
Consists of manuscript materials, news clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, publications, artifacts and other materials documenting the history of Knight and Wall Hardware Company, one of Tampas leading hardware firms.
COLLECTION METADATA
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Folder 1
Advertisements
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2
Artifacts
id73415
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Cooper, Frank M.
id73416
1
4
Correspondence Miscellaneous
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Correspondence Wall, James Edgar
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Day Book
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7
Envelopes
id73420
1
8
Forms
id73421
1
9
History Business Record of Knight & Wall, 1885-1932
id73422
1
10
History Incidents in the History of Knight and Wall Company
id73423
1
11
History Materials Relating to the History of Knight and Wall
id73424
1
12
Invitations and Programs
id73425
1
13
Invoices
id73426
1
14
Letterhead (unused)
id73427
1
15
Minute book Record of Director's Meetings
1897-1910
id73428
2
id73429
2
1
Newspaper Clippings
1900-1919
id73430
2
2
Newspaper Clippings
1920
id73431
2
3
Newspaper Clippings
1921-1928
id73432
2
4
Newspaper Clippings
1929
id73433
2
5
Newspaper Clippings
1940-1945
id73434
2
6
Newspaper Clippings
1966-1982
id73435
2
7
Newspaper Clippings Seminole Paint
id73436
2
8
Newspaper Clippings Undated
id73437
2
9
Newspaper Clippings Wall, Perry G.
id73438
2
10
Officer and Director list
id73439
2
11
Photographs Buildings
id73440
2
12
Photographs Machin and Wall Company, Havana, Cuba
id73441
2
13
Photographs Peter O. Knight Airport
id73442
2
14
Photographs Staff
id73443
2
15
Photographs Tampa
id73444
2
16
Photographs Wall, James Edgar
id73445
2
17
Photographs Window Display
id73446
2
18
Publications Articles Knight & Walls Employee Relationship Plan Brings Profit to All.
Scope and Contents
Reprint from Hardware Age, 8/14/1947
id73447
2
19
Publications Articles -"Promotion is the Name of the Game." emph render italic Southern Hardware, April, 1966
id73448
2
20
Publications Articles SWHA President Frank Cooper Sees Broader Market for Wholesalers Services, by Bill Abbott. Southern Hardware, 4/1973
id73449
2
21
Publications Do You Know Florida? Printing of a Radio Address by B. L. Hamner over WFLA Radio, 1937
id73450
2
22
Publications Florida Cracker Architecture by Frank A. Winn. 1944
id73451
2
23
Publications Gulf Florida Fun Hat (folding hat, games, etc. published for children by Gulf Oil).
id73453
2
24
Publications Knight & Wall Company General Catalog No. 39 . Milwaukee: North American Press, c1938. 1493 pages, hardbound.
id73642
3
id73643
3
1
Publications Seminolian Hardware News
id73644
3
2
Publications Tampa, the Metropolis of the South. Its Industries and Advantages
id73645
3
3
Publications Vital Statistics of the City of Tampa and Meteorological Summary by the U. S. Weather Bureau, Month Ending Dec. 30, 1895.
id73646
3
4
Seminole Paint
id73647
3
5
Trademarks
id73648
3
6
WDAE Radio Knight and Wall Program
id73649
3
7
Wall Family
id73650
3
8
Wall, Eddie
id73651
3
9
Wall, Edgar
id73652
3
10
Wall, James Edgar
id73653
3
11
Wall, James Edgar Osceola Material
id73654
3
12
Wall, John Perry
id73655
3
13
Wall, Perry G.
id73656
4
id73657
4
1
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 1-10
id73658
4
2
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 11-20
id73659
4
3
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 21-30
id73660
4
4
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 31-40
id73661
4
5
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 41-50
id73662
4
6
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 51-60
id73663
4
7
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 61-70
id73664
4
8
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 71-80
id73665
4
9
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 81-84
id73666
4
10
Stock Certificates Knight and Wall Company, #s 85-198
id73667
4
11
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 1-20
id73668
4
12
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 21-30
id73669
4
13
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 31-40
id73670
4
14
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 41-50
id73671
4
15
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 51-60
id73672
4
16
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company, #s 61-100
id73673
4
17
Stock Certificates Tampa Paint & Varnish Company
id73674
5
item
id73675
5
Edgar Wall Scrapbook J.
id73676
6
id73677
6
Knight & Wall Boys in the Armed Services. Scrapbook
Scope and Contents
Letters,photographs and other materials relating to Knight and Wall employees serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
id73678
7
Oversized Materials
id73679
7
Pen
Scope and Contents
Pen used by the Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives for signing appropriations bills totaling thirteen billion, six hundred thirty-one dollars in appropriations bills for the 77th Congress, June 30, 1941. Mounted on a document giving the history of the pen. Given to J. Edgar Wall.
id73680
7
Newspaper advertisement
Scope and Contents
Large Knight and Wall newspaper advertisement "Pioneers in the Wholesale Hardware Business in Southwest Florida 1884-1955." Includes extensive list of types and brands of goods stocked.
id73681
7
Knight and Wall newspaper advertisement.
id73683
7
Pen-and-ink rendering of the Knight and Wall Company trademark
id73682
7
Group photograph
Scope and Contents
Large group photograph of the staff of Knight and Wall, "Christmas Greetings 1943. Knight and Wall Company Tampa, Fla."  3 copies, two with names of the employees added in pen, one without.
id73684
7
Newspaper Clipping
Scope and Contents
The Observer, volume 3, #25 (January 5, 1924). 13-page tabloid published in Tampa. Cover has full-page cartoon of Tampa Mayor Perry G. Wall. Rear cover has another full-page cartoon satirizingTampa politics.
id73685
7
Employee List
Scope and Contents
"Employees of Knight & Wall Company as of Oct. 30, 1945." Lists employees alphabetically and gives the date each began working for the firm.
id73686
7
Newspaper advertisement
Scope and Contents
Large Knight and Wall newspaper advertisement, circa 1920. "Originators of 'The Florida Idea.'"
id73687
7
Newspaper Clipping
Scope and Contents
Large newspaper article about Knight and Wall "Their Golden Anniversary Now Three Years Old." From The Saturday Evening News. Circa 1937.
id73688
7
1981 calendar "Season's Greetings and Best Wishes from Knight & Wall Company."
id76581
1
Oversized folder
id76582
1
Large photograph of a Knight and Wall Company banquet
1954
Scope and Contents
Two Robertson and Fresh photographs mounted to make panorama (R&F #s 2441 and 2442).
id76583
Poster
1940
Scope and Contents
Poster: "Knight & Wall Company Celebrates 56th Anniversary, January 19, 1940."  Reprinted from the January 20, 1940 issue of The Saturday Evening News.  Includes portraits of officers and department heads.




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