Russel Wheel and Foundry Company

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Russel Wheel and Foundry Company
Industry Foundry
Fate The manufacture of Railcars, railroad wheels and logging equipment ceased in 1916
Founded 1878
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan
Products Railcar manufacturing, wheelset manufacturing, logging equipment and structural steel
Russel Wheel and Foundry Company display ad from Hardwood Recorder October 11, 1906[1]

Russel Wheel and Foundry Company manufactured rail cars, rail car wheels, logging equipment and structural steel, Tall Skeletal Lighthouses in Detroit, Michigan between 1876 and 1916. In 1916, the company name was changed to Russel Steel Construction Company.[2] Russel Wheel & Foundry supplied and erected the iron and structural steel for the Hammond Building in Detroit. When the Great Depression hit, they closed their doors and never reopened.

Russell Car and Snow Plow Company of Ridgeway, Pennsylvania and the Russel Wheel and Foundry Company of Detroit, MI have no relation.

Walter S. Russel of the Russel Wheel and Foundry Company purchased the K-R-I-T Motor Car Company in 1911


  1. ^ Full text scan of The Hardwood Recorder, Volume 23 10/25/1906 published by The Hardwood Company Chicago, IL
  2. ^ History of Wayne County and the city of Detroit, Michigan Clarence Monroe Burton, Mary Agnes Burton, H. T. O. Blue, Gordon K. Miller - 1930

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