Here is an 1890's era advertising card from the Menasha Wood Split Pulley Company. As we all know, Menasha had a long history of manufacture using wood, originally making chairs and other wooden ware- barrels and pails. Eventually other firms used wood to make paper and paper products. And of course, wood split pulleys from this company. While not sexy products as Detroit's cars or Hollywood's movies, seemingly mundane items like this nevertheless fueled Menasha’s economy and helped broaden its companies' product lines.