Little Cookbooks: The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Culinary Collection

Round Oak -- A Good Thing From Doe-Wah-Jack


This beige pamphlet on the history of the Round Oak Company has "Round Oak -- A Good Thing From Doe-Wah-Jack" in black above a large brown, black and white logo of the Round Oak Company. The author's name, Leland M. Haines, is at the bottom. The back cover has a two-paragraph summary of the pamphlet in a thin black frame. The title page has a black-and-white photograph of Philo D. Beckwith, founder of the Round Oak Company in 1871. This includes a biography of P.D. Beckwith and his family and a history of the company, from product development to Beckwith's political aspirations to employee social functions (such as the company baseball team). There are drawings of many Round Oak products, including early sketches of patented parts, and reproductions of several company advertisements and promotions. The history concludes with the dissolution of the Round Oak Company in 1946. At the end is a Bibliography and a list of heater part changes by year.

Donor: Sliker, Shirley Brocker

Author: Haines, Leland M.

Printer: Dowagiac Commercial Press (Dowagiac, Mich.)

Brand Name: Round Oak Stoves

Publisher: Round Oak Company (Dowagiac, Mich.)


77 p.

21.6 x 15.3 cm


Language: English

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Copyright: This item is under copyright.


Citation: Haines, Leland M.. Round Oak -- A Good Thing From Doe-Wah-Jack. The Alan and Shirley Brocker Sliker Collection, MSS 314, Special Collections, Michigan State University Libraries. Available at

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