Utah Showman
Friday, August 20, 2004 6:36:04 PM
Hi All,

I thought you might find this interesting,

In 1905, at the suggestion of his friend H.M. Battershell of Roodhouse, Sullivan decided to go into the business of mass producing Big Eli® Wheels. In May, 1906, Eli Bridge Company was incorporated in Roodhouse. Having limited funds, Sullivan felt it was necessary to accept stockholders, some of whom believed that the Big Eli® Wheel would not be a long range product and that the day would soon come when they would have to turn to the bridge building field. It was with this thought in mind that it was agreed against Sullivan's faith in the Wheel - to give the new company a name that would reflect bridge building and avoid the embarrassment of having to change the name at a later date. The Eli Bridge Company.

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