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Collection Number: 04937-z

Collection Title: Robert E. Pomeranz Memoir and Photographs (#4937-z) 1990 and undated.

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Abstract Robert E. Pomeranz (1917-1997) of Sanford, N.C., was an entrepreneur and civic leader. He founded the Roberts Company in 1948 and operated it until 1970. Typescript memoir, "Gyroscope: A Personal Memoir," by Robert E. Pomeranz of Sanford, N.C., describing his childhood in New York City, education at North Carolina State College in Raleigh, and adult life in Sanford, N.C. The memoir mainly describes Pomeranz's business career, emphasizing the development of the Roberts Company, which he operated from 1948 until 1970. The Roberts Company primarily manufactured textile machinery. A chapter at the end of the memoir describes Pomeranz's experiences with Christian Science, which he credits with two major healings. Also included are three photographs of Pomeranz.
Creator Pomeranz, Robert E., 1917-1997.
Language English.
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the #, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Annie Laurie Pomeranz of Sanford, N.C., in June 1998 (Acc. 98140) and September 2003 (Acc. 99613).
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30 May 1917 Born in New York City to Benjamin and Sarah Pomeranz.
1921 Moved to Borough Park in Brooklyn.
1934 Graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.
1934-1939 Employed in New York.
1939-1943 Attended North Carolina State College, Raleigh, N.C.
Summer 1942 Employed by Edwards Company division of Rogers Diesel and Aircraft Corp. in Sanford, N.C.
1943-1948 Employed by Edwards Company division of Rogers Diesel and Aircraft Corp. in Sanford, N.C.
1947 Married Annie Laurie Overton of Sanford, N.C.
1948 General partner of the Roberts Company with Henry Stroud as limited partner.
1955 Redeemed Henry Stroud's shares and became sole proprietor of Roberts Company.
1956 Roberts Company stock sold publicly.
1958 Roberts de Mexico, S.A., chartered as Roberts's first wholly owned foreign subsidiary and Roberts Italia, S.A., organized in Milan as a buying and sales office.
1959 Licensed Hobourn Aero Components to manufacture the Arrow Frame in the United Kingdom and formed Hobourn Robert Sales Corp to sell the frame in Europe and the Middle East.
1960 Added aluminum die casting department.
1961 Bought Southeastern Loom and Machine Works in Greenwood, S.C.
1962 Acquired Black Panther, Inc., and manufactured charcoal products.
1965 Acquired Arundel Coulthard & Co. of Stockport, England.
1970 Roberts Company declared bankruptcy.
1997 Died.
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Typescript memoir, "Gyroscope: A Personal Memoir", by Robert E. Pomeranz of Sanford, N.C., describing his childhood in New York City, education at North Carolina State College in Raleigh, and adult life in Sanford, N.C. The memoir mainly describes Pomeranz's business career, emphasizing the development of the Roberts Company, which he operated from 1948 until 1970. The Roberts Company primarily manufactured textile machinery. A chapter at the end of the memoir describes Pomeranz's experiences with Christian Science, which he credits with two major healings. Also included are three photographs of Pomeranz.

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Typescript memoir, "Gyroscope: A Personal Memoir", by Robert E. Pomeranz of Sanford, N.C., describing his childhood in New York City, education at North Carolina State College in Raleigh, and adult life in Sanford, N.C. The memoir primarily describes Pomeranz's business career, emphasizing the development of the Roberts Company, which he operated from 1948 until 1970. The Roberts Company primarily manufactured textile machinery. It also ventured into other fields when opportunity appeared. In fact, Roberts's first venture was the development and sale of Soot Clean, a liquid product that improved the efficiency of combustion of oil-fired tobacco flue heating burners by eliminating accumulations of carbon residue. It was as a textile machinery manufacturer, however, that Roberts developed into a multinational corporation.

A chapter at the end of the memoir describes Pomeranz's experiences with Christian Science, which he credits with two major healings. Also included are three photographs of Pomeranz.

Folder 1-3

Folder 1

Folder 2

Folder 3

#04937-z, Series: "Memoir and photographs, 1990 and undated. " Folder 1-3

Folder P-4937/1

#04937-z, Series: "Memoir and photographs, 1990 and undated. " Folder P-4937/1

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Items separated include photographs (P-4937).

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