1890's era spools manufactured by P.V. Lawson's Menasha Wood Split Pulley Company
We've featured the pulley company here many times in the past. Founded in 1888 by P.V. Lawson, Jr., he was a renaissance man- an attorney, author, politician, orator, and mayor of Menasha. His factory on Little Lake Butte des Morts at the foot of Sixth Street made wood split pulleys which, like the Menasha Wooden Ware products, were exported all over the world.