Karas Electric Co.

Chicago, IL - The 11/30/1899 edition of The Inter Ocean carries the incorporation notice for the Karas Electric Manufacturing Company, $15,000 initial capital.  Incorporators are listed as: Joseph Karas, V. T. Kissinger, and R. Burhke.  The same newspaper on 5/10/1903 lists the incorporation of the Karas Electric Company with $10,000 capital stock.  The incorporators are L. L. and B. S. Summers, and Joseph Karas.  This notices says they will manufacture electrical, mechanical and chemical specialties.

The company appears to vanish ca. 1928.

Here is a link to an example vise on the Garage Journal.