Graco Inc. Oral History Project: Interview with Russell J. Gray
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Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: 1901-1983, born in Minneiska, Minnesota. In 1926, Russell and his brother Leil founded the Gray Company in Minneapolis. It began with the development of a grease gun for use in automobile service stations and expanded to include equipment that could handle most fluid and semi-solid materials used in industry. Russell was in charge of development and manufacturing and Leil managed the company. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: His family; interest in music; the founding of the Gray Company (Graco Inc.): its products and history, also a curative Powder X that his father discovered and attempted to market.
Quantity 4 hours sound cassette
85 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 240 minutes length
Creation Interviewee: Gray, Russell J.
Interviewer: Fogerty, James E.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Subject: Graco Inc.
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 09/21/1982 - 09/28/1982
(Interviews conducted 9/21/1982 and 9/28/1982.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 8.1
Accession Number AV1985.114.1
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Graco Inc. Oral History Project'

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