From: Don Evanson
An author of a very well done book on the history of the Gradall line of Warner & Swasey is now doing the research for a book on the history of Dan Przybylski and his Badger Machine Company through its sale to Warner and Swasey, and on through the Warner & Swasey sale to Avis Industrial.
If anyone has any stories, pictures or artifacts that would complement Jim Grantís new book, he would appreciate hearing from you.
In his message to me, he is specifically looking for, ďany in-plant pictures of the Fifth Street plant, the straw baler picture which appeared in the 1949 newspaper article, and the April 1965 sand bagging device used during the flood.Ē The quality of the images found on the Winona Newspaper Project are not sufficient for his book printing needs.
Please contact me at 507-458-7735 for Jim Grantís contact information. I will have copies made to submit to him of anything that you would like to retain.