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Vlachos & Company Fire Insurance Inspectors Collection, 1926-1978

C.A. Vlachos Photograph

C. A. Vlachos, Insurance Advocate, November 18, 1933

Finding Aid (PDF)

Vlachos & Company, Fire Insurance Inspectors, was established on June 1, 1926 by C.A. Vlachos in Brooklyn, New York. While the company specialized mainly in underwriting fire hazards, it grew to incorporate marine and shipyard reporting in the early 1940s. C.A. Vlachos’ legacy includes his work “Normal Loss Expectancy”, written in 1935, which details typical loss expected by fire in various instances. In 1965, the organization was acquired by John W. Van Brunt, Chief Shipyard and Builders Risk Inspector for the U.S. Salvage Association. In 1975, Van Brunt continued Vlachos’ work in “Normal Loss Expectancy” when he included additions to the original work. Materials include a scrapbook about the early company history, letters to subscribers, newspaper clippings and magazine articles, and two typewritten manuscripts.

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Nathan E. Preston Insurance Agency Policy Registers, 1945-1960

Nathan E. Preston (1889-1962) operated his own insurance agency beginning in the late 1920’s, working for several insurance companies. He sold insurance from his office at the Commercial National Bank Building in Saint Joseph, Michigan for over thirty years. This collection of seven policy registers contains a record of insurance policies sold by Preston’s insurance agency between 1945 and 1960.

Finding Aid (PDF)

register

Nathan E. Preston Insurance Agency Cash Books, 1928-1960

Nathan E. Preston (1889-1962) operated his own insurance agency beginning in the late 1920’s, working for several insurance companies. He sold insurance from his office at the Commercial National Bank Building in St. Joseph, Michigan for over thirty years. His cash books show the business transactions of his insurance agency as well as his personal expenses and other sources of income.

Finding Aid (PDF)

The Travelers Insurance Co license for Nathan E. Preston