Administrative Information

Historical Sketch

Sources

Scope and Content Note

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Container List


1/2 file box
0.21 linear feet
Processor: Nicole Perrault
Date: November 2011

Acquisition: No acquisition records exist for this material.

Access: There are no restrictions on items in this collection.

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Copyright: Although the Cambridge Historical Society does not hold copyright on items in the collection, copyright has expired for the majority of items.


Historical Sketch:

Gray & Davis, Inc. was a pioneer manufacturer of automobile electrical equipment with over 1000 employees across three manufacturing plants. The company’s main location was on the Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but other plants were located in Amesbury, Massachusetts, and Detroit, Michigan. The company was founded in the late 19th century by president William Gray. It closed in 1926 after it was purchased by American Bosch (now the Ambac International Corporation), a company that manufactures diesel fuel injection systems. The main Gray & Davis building was purchased by Jordan Marsh in 1927.


Sources:

Gray & Davis. (1914). Cambridge Easter Magazine. Cambridge Neighborhood House.

AMBAC International. (2007). About AMBAC International. Retrieved from: http://www.ambac.net/


Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains one photo album. The bulk of these photographs are of various Gary & Davis employees including engineers, foremen, carpenters, mechanics, clerical staff, and officers. These photographs document the employees in their work environment. Most photographs are unidentified. Other photographs consist of images of the exterior of the manufacturing plant in Cambridge.

Also included is a list of Gray & Davis employees. The list includes employees’ names, nicknames, and official titles.


Library of Congress Subject Headings:

  • American Bosch Corporation (Springfield, Mass.)
  • Factories – Employees
  • Gray & Davis, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.)


Gray & Davis, Inc. Photo Album, ca.1920

Box Folder
1.1V Photo Album, ca. 1920
1.001 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
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1.007 GDP Male and female employees, ca.1920
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1.010 GDP Female employee, ca.1920
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1.044 GDP Male and female employees, ca.1920
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1.073 GDP Mrs. Idell Austin – Matron, ca.1920
1.074 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
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1.077 GDP Mrs. Marion Davis – Nurse, ca.1920
1.078 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
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1.089 GDP Employees working, ca.1920
1.090 GDP Gary & Davis, ca.1920
1.091 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
1.092 GDP Manufacturing Plant on the Charles River, ca.1920
1.093 GDP Gary & Davis, ca.1920
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1.097 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
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1.099 GDP Gary & Davis, ca.1920
1.100 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
1.101 GDP Male employee, ca.1920
1 2 Employee List, ca.1920