CARR, ADAMS AND COLLIER COMPANY
The company was incorporated in 1887 as Carr, Ryder and Wheeler Company with a capital stock of $125,000. By February 16, 1890, continued expansion of the company led to an increase in the capitalization to $150,000. The firm's name was changed to Carr, Ryder and Engler Company. The need for more power led to January 1892 when the company had to close for three days while the bed under the new 500-horsepower engine settled.(3)
During WORLD WAR II the company's war effort included the manufacture of footlockers and ammunition boxes in addition to its more traditional supplies to military bases. Progressing through the series of changes in name the company eventually became CARADCO.
1. "Caught on the Fly," Dubuque Herald, February 18, 1879, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18790218&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
2. "W. W. Carr and Company," Dubuque Herald, February 26, 1879, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=uh8FjILnQOkC&dat=18790226&printsec=frontpage&hl=en
3. "Municipal Molecules," Dubuque Daily Herald, January 26, 1892, p. 4