Illustration of two people playing tug of war over a pair of pants
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LEGLER & CO. MFRS. WORKING CLOTHES DAYTON, O. FURNISH THESE BUTTONS FREE. WRITE THEM. W.& H. Co. PATENTED
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In 1858, Thomas A. Legler of Dayton, Ohio, opened a clothing house specializing in overalls, shirts, and coats for the working man. Undergoing several reorganizations during the second half of the 19th century, the business was finally named Legler, Barlow, & Company, or Legler & Co. for short. The company operated up until the 1910s in the Montgomery County region of Ohio.
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