The E. C. Tecktonius Manufacturing Company is a corporation, established in 1891 and incorporated in 1904, with office and factory buildings at 1224 Thirteenth street, and 1231-1233 Washington avenue, Racine, Wisconsin.
This company, like all other enterprises that have stood the test, was established in a small way in the rear of the residence of E. C. Tecktonius, and by his careful management has made possible a fastener for connecting or joining the two ends of a band on anything circular. This simple device is now in use throughout the entire United States and Canada, and many shipments have been made into foreign countries. This fastener is used exclusively by tank and silo manufacturers, also by tile, brick, and terra cotta manufacturers, railroads, and on trunk sewer lines.
The name “Tecktonius” is synonymous with this article and many specifications of the United States government, wherein this device is used, specify “Tecktonius” fasteners.
Since May, 1915, they have added to their line silo hardware, making it possible for every lumber dealer throughout the United States (54,000 of them in number), to sell silos to farmers with the same ease as they would sell a bill of lumber for a barn or house. The silo business, when summed up properly, is nothing more than lumber and hardware assembled, and with the E. C. Tecktonius Manufacturing Company’s method it is possible for any lumber dealer to engage in the sale of silos without a dollar of investment, saving the farmer, in turn, from fifty dollars to one hundred dollars on a silo that he would otherwise he obliged to pay if purchased from a silo manufacturer by reason of such manufacturer’s selling and overhead expense.
Source: Stone, Fanny S. Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement; Chicago: S. J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1916.