Friday, March 23, 2012

1915 Welch-Cook Billhead

1915 billhead from the Welch-Cook Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The company produced Welch's Standard Overalls, Jackets and Shirts. The company was founded in 1903 by David Welch and his son Archie. At some point Robert Cook joined the firm forming the name above. They later became known as the Welch-Cook-Beals Company. The company began producing Welch's Standard Overalls in 1906 according to a small blurb in Men's Wear Magazine from August 8th of that year.

Welch's Overalls Match Safe
Welch's Overalls Match Safe
Welch's Standard button from a work jacket
Photo dated October 1945 from the Denver Public Library showing the Welch-Cook-Beals Building with advertising for Welch's Standard Overalls.
Welch-Cook Company Postcard


  1. Thanks for the info. I just found a Welch-Cook Co. button at an old farm house I was metal detecting at near Osceola, IA Now I know where it came from! :)

    1. Glad I could help identify your find. What other things were you able to dig up?