Northwest Oil Equipment Company (S4912)

  • 1962-84 

    Historical Sketch

    The Northwest Oil Equipment Company grew out of the Nonwestern Supply Company, a manufacturer of a variety of forged implements, owned and operated by Martin Parries of Moorhead Minnesota. From 1944 to 1984, the Northwest Oil Equipment Company manufactured specialized storage tanks, pumps, nozzles and other equipment for use by service stations, and later, oil corporations. The company also distributed similar products manufactured by other companies, and also manufactured implements used in agriculture. At its largest operation, the company employed approximately 30 people and included as customers Standard Oil, Texaco, and Mobil. The company closed in 1984 when the last of its owners retired. 

    Collection Description

    The records of the Northwest Oil Equipment Company include correspondence, financial ledgers, tax records, labor records, and miscellaneous subject files for the years 1962 to 1984. All materials are in excellent condition. 

    Inventory

    Box 1

    • Account Write Offs. 1967-71
    • Accounts Receivable Lists. 1967-83
    • Ada Coop. 1969-74
    • Agreements with Suppliers. 1962-72
    • Assets. 1971-74
    • Audited Materials. 1975-82
    • Bank Reconciliations. 1974-75
    • Bismarck Branch Expenses. 1973-79
    • Bookkeeping Journals. 1983
    • Broekder Hendrickson & Company, Tax Returns and Financial Statements. 1965-84 
        

    Box 2

    • Census of Distributive Trades. 1982
    • Certificate of Registrations for Corporation. 1980
    • Contracts
      • 1972-83
      • Terminated
       
    • Correspondence, A through L 
        

    Box 3

    • Correspondence, M through Z
    • Credit Applications. 1975-83
    • Federal Government Records
      • Federal
      • Excise Tax. 1970-83
      • Miscellaneous. 1978
      • Regulations on Truck Tanks. 1972-73
      • Quarterly Reports. 1967-74
       

    Box 4

    • Federal Government Records
      • Federal, continued
        • Quarterly Reports. 1975-79
        • Unemployment Compensation. 1970-83
        • Withholding Taxes. 1975-83
         
      • Traffic and Motor Vehicles Safety Standards. 1973-75
      • Use Tax Return on Highway Motor Vehicles. 1967-83
       
    • Financial, Interim Statements. 1970-83
    • Gasoline, Third Grade Facility Survey
      • Insurance
      • Aid Insurance. 1976-79
      • Crown Life 
       

    Box 5

    • Insurance, continued
      • Dun and Bradstreet. 1972-74
      • Employers
      • Insurance of Wausau. 1967-72
      • Mutual Liability. 1973-75
      • Miscellaneous. 1973-79
      • Moorhead Insurance. 1969
      • Warner and Company
      • Woodmen Accident and Life. 1973-75
       
    • License Titles for Vehicles
    • Minnesota Government
      • CAC Job Training, Inc. 1967-68
      • Sales and Use Tax Returns. 1967-82
      • Unemployment Quarterly Reports. 1967-83
      • Withholding Taxes. 1967-83
       
    • Nation Labor Relations Board. 1967-69
    • North Dakota Government Records
      • Sales and Use Tax Returns. 1967-83
      • Unemployment Compensation. 1967-80
       
    • Notes Paid. 1958-81
    • Petroleum Equipment Directory. 1973
    • Piper, Jaffray, & Hopwood, Statement of Account. 1981-84
    • Placed-in-Service Reports. 1981-83
    • Photographs. Vol. 45 
        

    Box 6

    • Postings Control and Aging. 1975-83
    • Price Lists. 1979
    • Profit and Sharing Trust. 1967-80
    • Records Destroyed List. 1980
    • Resale Exemption Certificate
    • Sales Breakdown. 1975-83
    • Savings Certificates. 1972-76S
    • locum Trucking vs. Albrecht and Northwest Oil Equipment. 1977-81
    • South Dakota Sales and Use Tax Returns. 1970-83
    • Valuation Report. 1970 
        

    Box 7

    • Workmen's Compensation. 1973-81 
        

    Box 8

    • Cash Disbursements Ledgers. Vol. 1-13. 1964-79 
        

    Box 9

    • General Ledgers. Vol. 15-28. 1947-80 
        

    Box 10 & 11

    • Sales Ledgers. Vol. 32-44. 1965-80