Does anyone remember Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc, Tipton, Indiana?

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Since: Jan 09

Newport, Ky

#1 May 5, 2009
Over the weekend, at an estate sale in northern Kentucky, I purchased a green depression glass advertising dish from the Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., in Tipton, Ind. I have searched it online and have found nothing about it. Does anyone know anything about this company? What did it produce? Is it still in business? I would appreciate any history regarding the company.
good to me

Overland Park, KS

#2 May 8, 2009
Rodent Queen wrote:
Over the weekend, at an estate sale in northern Kentucky, I purchased a green depression glass advertising dish from the Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., in Tipton, Ind. I have searched it online and have found nothing about it. Does anyone know anything about this company? What did it produce? Is it still in business? I would appreciate any history regarding the company.
The dish was probaly made in Greencastle, Ind,. Might try and goggling it and see what comes up. Lived in the tipton area from 1958 to 1977, and can't really remember where or what it was. Might contact the Tipton BBB or Chamber or Commerece. Good luck, my grandmother had a bunch of this glass, and it was beautiful.

Since: Jan 09

Newport, Ky

#3 May 10, 2009
good to me wrote:
<quoted text>The dish was probaly made in Greencastle, Ind,. Might try and goggling it and see what comes up. Lived in the tipton area from 1958 to 1977, and can't really remember where or what it was. Might contact the Tipton BBB or Chamber or Commerece. Good luck, my grandmother had a bunch of this glass, and it was beautiful.
Thanks for the help! I love the depression glass, but the pieces that were created for advertising are even more interesting than the normal glassware.
birdbrain

Acworth, GA

#4 Jun 4, 2009
Rodent Queen wrote:
Over the weekend, at an estate sale in northern Kentucky, I purchased a green depression glass advertising dish from the Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., in Tipton, Ind. I have searched it online and have found nothing about it. Does anyone know anything about this company? What did it produce? Is it still in business? I would appreciate any history regarding the company.
I have recently purchased from my feed & seed store a chicken brooder with an oakes mfg. co., inc. tipton, ind. label on it . so therefore they produced or sold poultry equip.
popeye

AOL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
Rodent Queen wrote:
Over the weekend, at an estate sale in northern Kentucky, I purchased a green depression glass advertising dish from the Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., in Tipton, Ind. I have searched it online and have found nothing about it. Does anyone know anything about this company? What did it produce? Is it still in business? I would appreciate any history regarding the company.
Oaks used to build fire trucks at the north end of Sweetland Ave Tipton Indiana. Can't remember the year, probably in the 70's, moved it's operation to either georgia or florida. Tipton historical society, library, may have more of what you are looking for.
good to me

Overland Park, KS

#6 Jun 21, 2009
popeye wrote:
<quoted text> Oaks used to build fire trucks at the north end of Sweetland Ave Tipton Indiana. Can't remember the year, probably in the 70's, moved it's operation to either georgia or florida. Tipton historical society, library, may have more of what you are looking for.
I beleive they moved to kissimmee, florida. they were a division of FMC,They moved part of the company in the late seventies and the rest in the mid to late eighties.Thanks for jarring my memory
ron bogan

San Josť, Costa Rica

#7 Jun 21, 2009
I was just checking out Oakes Mfg. I have an egg scale, my grandmothers, made by them. I'm guessing it was for the 40's.
good to me

Overland Park, KS

#8 Jun 22, 2009
good to me wrote:
<quoted text>I beleive they moved to kissimmee, florida. they were a division of FMC,They moved part of the company in the late seventies and the rest in the mid to late eighties.Thanks for jarring my memory
Need to correct myself, all they made was products for chicken and stock, talked to my dad about it. He's about 80 and lived in this area all his life.
ral

United States

#9 Jul 4, 2009
What you have is the bottom of a Chicken waterer.
An inverted glass jar with water is placed on the "dish" and it is then self feeding water as the chickens consume it.
Susie

Zephyrhills, FL

#10 Jul 8, 2009
I worked at the Oak's Mfg Company in the office in 1968 and it was a manufacturer of small farm equipment. I think about 1969 they started up FMC a company making fire trucks. Later it went out of business and moved the line to Florida. My boss was Kenny Zoladeck. Even forgot how to spell his name now after so many years but he was the best boss I ever had. It was on the corner of Sweetland. I believe the building is still there. Many things have occupied the building.
Linda

United States

#11 Sep 4, 2009
My husband bought an antique egg scale with a lable saying "Oakes Mnfg Co., Tipton, Ind. USA." I, too, would like to know more about what was manufactured there and when.
jerry

La Vergne, TN

#12 Dec 4, 2009
susie is right after FMC moved it was a flea market of sorts then they tore the building down or most of it anyway my mom lives in the trailer court just south of it
DOUG

Charleroi, PA

#13 Dec 24, 2009
I WAS RECENTLY VISITING MY MOM WHO'S 87 .
WE WERE DOWN IN THE BASEMENT AND SHE WAS GOING THROUGH SOME THINGS.
MOM CAME ACCROSS AN OLD 'OAKES MFG CO ' EGG SCALE !
IT WASN'T DENTED OR BUSTED UP, HOWEVER IT NEEDS A LITTLE CLEANING UP AND REPAINTED.
SHE WAS GOING TO PITCH IT IN THE TRASH WHEN I ASKED HER WHAT SHE WAS DOING, SHE SAID THAT SHE WAS TIRED OF ALL THE ' JUNK ' CLUTTERING UP THE BASEMENT .
I BROUGHT IT BACK TO MY HOUSE AND LOOKED IT UP ON E-BAY .
SOME OF THE SCALES ARE GOING FOR $75 -$150 !!!!!
JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU .......
ONE MANS TRASH .... IS ANOTHER MANS TREASURE !!!
ONCE I RESTORE IT, I MAY WANT TO SELL IT.
I CAN BE REACHED @ DIVMKTGRP@YAHOO.COM
YALL' HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR !
MR. UNCLE DOUG aka ' MUD '
karen

Livermore, CA

#14 Jan 17, 2010
My mother has jar says Oakes Mfg Co. Inc. AT No 70 Tipton, Ind USA It is a butter churn with top-Paddle. she is intersested in this company she has a blue Safety Valve jar Pat - May 21, 1895 also greek key pattern anyone have any information on that by chance. I anyone can help please email me at bigskyblue@comcast.net.
Charles Haskett

La Vergne, TN

#15 Jan 30, 2010
Rodent Queen wrote:
Over the weekend, at an estate sale in northern Kentucky, I purchased a green depression glass advertising dish from the Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., in Tipton, Ind. I have searched it online and have found nothing about it. Does anyone know anything about this company? What did it produce? Is it still in business? I would appreciate any history regarding the company.
Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., Manufactured poltry products. It later was the John Bean firetruck factory. It is closed now and the site is owned by Paul Hopkins.
Charles Haskett

La Vergne, TN

#16 Jan 30, 2010
Oakes Mfg. Co. Inc., manufactured poltry products. It later was the John Bean firetruck factory. It is closed and the site is owned by Paul Hopkins.
Gail

Tunkhannock, PA

#17 Feb 20, 2010
Susie wrote:
I worked at the Oak's Mfg Company in the office in 1968 and it was a manufacturer of small farm equipment. I think about 1969 they started up FMC a company making fire trucks. Later it went out of business and moved the line to Florida. My boss was Kenny Zoladeck. Even forgot how to spell his name now after so many years but he was the best boss I ever had. It was on the corner of Sweetland. I believe the building is still there. Many things have occupied the building.
Susie: I'm trying to locate family of Thelma Jones who worked at Oakes Mfg Co in 1959, I don't know when she retired. Did you know her or her family?
Gail

Tunkhannock, PA

#20 Mar 28, 2010
Bruce Jenner wrote:
I met my wife in 1943 there.
Did you know, or know anyone who worked there later than 1943, that might know family of Thelma Jones?

Gail
Daniel Spencer

Roxboro, NC

#22 Apr 10, 2010
i just found a chicken brooler in an barn at my great grandpa's house. can anyone tell me anything about it? the age or anything
Bob

Winamac, IN

#23 May 1, 2010
My Uncle George Spencer owned Oakes, Mfg; Oakes manufactured farm & garden equipment until it was
purchased by FMC in the late '80s.

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