Hans Hansen Welding Company – 1947

Hans Hansen Welding Company – 1947

This image shows the waterfront at Hans Hansen Welding Company in 1947.  Mr. Hansen founded the company in Toledo in 1922 to service lake freighters as well as railroads.  This company still exists today as H. Hansen Industries


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5 replies
  1. Carrie Sowden
    Carrie Sowden says:

    My extreme apologies for the typo. I have fixed it so it reads the same throughout the post.
    Thank you for leaving a comment and sharing your knowledge with us! We hope you will continue to visit every couple weeks as we add to the exhibit.
    Cheers,
    Carrie Sowden – Archaeological Director, NMGL

  2. Michael Morse
    Michael Morse says:

    My grandfather, Sverre Hansen, worked at HHW from 1931 until his retirement in 1968. The company sent him, frequently, to train others in the new procedure of electric arc welding.
    When I was 16 years old, and knew everything, I looked at some his welds and made the comment “Your welding beads are large and sloppy!” He replied quite evenly (because he was Norwegian) “When you weld steel TO (emphasis mine) aluminum that is how the beads look.”
    I was never critical about anything my Grandpa did, ever again.

  3. Carrie Sowden
    Carrie Sowden says:

    There is so much to learn when you are a know-it-all teenager 🙂 What a great memory of your relationship with your grandfather.
    Thank you for leaving a comment and sharing your knowledge with us! We hope you will continue to visit every couple weeks as we add to the exhibit.
    Cheers,
    Carrie Sowden – Archaeological Director, NMGL

  4. Trygvie Connerton
    Trygvie Connerton says:

    Thank you so much! As you can see, my first name is really bad, Hansen was the easy one.

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