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The Tures Manufacturing Co

400 Sixth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. USA (Nov 1909)
392 - 394 Sixth Street, Milwaukee (Nov 1910)
398 Sixth Street Milwaukee (Dec 1910)

 

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The surname name "Tures" seems to be an American derivative of an old medieval name of European origin. The suggestion is that Tures Manf was started by someone who emigrated to America early in the 19th century. Milwaukee city records may confirm this.

The Tures Manufacturing Co was one of the oldest of it's kind, and was advertising free standing liquid fuel lamps complete with needle cleaning generator as early as 1909. They were producing hollow wire systems in 1900, and not long after work on free standing lamps was under way. The adverts below are for Agents, not for lamps, but they do show a free standing table lamp that was already in production. The company also manufactures products such as bicycle tyre pumps. They also manufactured and sold a two-mantle lantern with a heavy wire guard, the "Milwaukee Lamp".

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Advert from Popular Mechanics Magazine, Nov 1909

 

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Advert from Popular Mechanics Magazine, March 1910

 

Later advertisements list the address as 392 - 394 Sixth Street.

 

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Advert from Popular Mechanics Magazine, Nov 1910

 

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Dramatic advert from December 1910

References:

Popular Mechanics Magazine, November 1909 p 139

Popular Mechanics Magazine, March 1910 p127

Popular Mechanics Magazine, November 1910 p134

Popular Mechanics Magazine, December 1910 p129

The Internet Surname Database: Tures

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