WISCONSIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY

History of Evergleam

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Origins

Manitowoc — A Hotbed of Aluminum

In 1959, Manitowoc was home to two of the largest manufacturers of aluminum goods in the country. The Aluminum Specialty Company and the Mirro Aluminum Company (previously the Aluminum Goods Manufacturing Company) produced housewares and toys on a massive scale.

See historic images of the Manitowoc–Two Rivers area in this gallery of historic images.

Aluminum Specialty logo from a tag that accompanied a four-foot Evergleam aluminum Christmas tree, early to mid-1960s.

WHS Museum #2005.167.1.4

Mirro logo from a packet of Mirro Coffee Pot and Perk Cleaner, late 1950s to mid-1970s. WHS Museum #2007.57.3.1

Mirro logo from a packet of Mirro Coffee Pot and Perk Cleaner, late 1950s to mid-1970s.

WHS Museum #2007.57.3.1

In 1950, a large percentage of Manitowoc’s population (approximately 28,000) was engaged in metal manufacturing, producing everything from ships to pots and pans. The Aluminum Specialty Company’s manufacturing plant was located at center right. WHI Image ID 38392

In 1950, a large percentage of Manitowoc’s population (approximately 28,000) was engaged in metal manufacturing, producing everything from ships to pots and pans. The Aluminum Specialty Company’s manufacturing plant was located at center right.

WHI Image ID 38392

Innovation

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