|Kramer Bros. catalog|
Kramer Brothers Catalog cement tools 6 pages
Kramer's other cast iron products included parts for cooking and heating stoves, coal furnace parts, piano mover casters, sewer fittings, street lamp standards (posts), floral urns, lawn settees and chairs, and garden statuary. Their garden and decorative products are in the US Smithsonian collection and sold in high-end auctions.
My scan of Kramer Brothers 1955 Highway, Street, and Sewer Castings Catalog is on Archive.org.
More about Kramer Brothers Foundry is available on the website of a successor company:
Talladega Foundry Company History
Kramer's operation was between Dell St. and Keifer St., between Deeds Ave. (formerly Daller) and the railroad tracks. The building and site are occupied by what appears to be a junkyard, and "THE KRAMER BROS. FDY. CO." is still painted on the building.
Kramer Brother's tool line was sold to Bon Tool Co., date unknown. "Bon Tool Co. announced that it has acquired the operating assets from Kramer Brothers Foundry Co. of Dayton, Ohio. Kramer Brothers was the exclusive manufacturer of Gem Cement Tools, many of which Bon will continue to produce."
Bon Tool Corporate News
|Kramer Brothers Foundry Gem No. 27 groover|
|Kramer Brothers Gem No. 27 groover|
|Kramer Brothers in 1909|
|Kramer Brothers No. 24 brass groover|