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Alfred Andresen & Co.

Location: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota
Founder: Alfred Andresen
Period of Production: 1893-1913
Products Manufactured: Limited Line

Alfred Andresen was a Minneapolis entrepreneur who marketed household items and cooking utensils appealing to the regional Scandinavian immigrant population. Not an actual manufacturer, Andresen jobbed out the casting of his patented rosette, wafer, and heart-shaped waffle irons and other pieces to foundries including Griswold.

Alfred Andresen & Co. Timeline

1893 - Company founded as "Alfred Andresen & Company, the Western Importer"
1913 - Andresen forced out of the company he founded. Name changed to "The Western Importing Company".

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