Imperial Methods Co. ???

Imperial Methods Co. ???

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Danny Hoehne

New Braunfels, TX

#1 Oct 13, 2007
I have an old (35 to 50 years) recipe box that says RECIPIES-Imperial Methods Co Forrest Park, Ill. Does this company still exist? Thanks

Ankeny, IA

#2 Nov 28, 2007
I don't believe that the Imperial Methods Co. exists any longer. I have the same oak recipe box that belonged to my grandmother more than 75 years ago and possibly longer.

United States

#3 May 16, 2008
The Imperial Methods Company made filing cabinets and filing supplies. It was located at 750 Circle Avenue in Forest Park. Building was built in 1919 and added to in 1929.
Terry B

Schaumburg, IL

#4 Nov 10, 2012
Don't know how long ago this question was asked but I can add a little more information to it. I used to work for Imperial Methods Co from 1978 - 1981 (my first job out of college). They were a Division of Oxford Pendaflex Corp of New York and were a manufacturer of filing supplies. Shortly after I joined, the parent company sold itself to Esselte, a Swedish corporation, and the name was changed from Oxford Pendaflex to Esselte Pendaflex. We were closed, permanently, by the parent corporation on March 31st 1981 right at the start of the '81-'82 recession. The address as given by OMK above was correct up until 1980 when we moved into new quarters (still in Forest Park) at 7500 W Industrial Drive. Our old location. 750 S Circle, was right next to Ferrara Pan Candy Co.
George E

Bonaire, GA

#5 Dec 31, 2012
The smell of the candy and lunch at the Starship are my fondest memories of this great old complany!
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United States

#6 Jul 1, 2014
That building originally housed the Roos Cedar Chest Company. I still have one that my mother bought at Weiboldt's at Lake St. and and Harlem Ave. in the 50's.

South Boston, VA

#7 Oct 15, 2015
I just purchased a Vintage Recipe Box that is a greenish-blue color that has the Imperial Methods Company tag on the front ! I LOVE IT ! So glad to have found this thread. I purchased mine on ebay for $2.99 and can't wait to add a few embellishments and start adding my recipe cards to it ! I love old distressed pieces and this is a true FIND ! Excited to find out more about the company. THANKS !

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