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Early Years...

Puritan was founded in 1927 by Mr. Walter J Charnley. Charnley was an inventor who was intrigued with machinery and equipment that could be used in the food chain. He patented several items including a batch process Grain Puffing Machine and a Molasses Mixer that had provisions for injecting molasses to a feed mix for cattle.

Above is the earliest know picture off Puritan Manufacturing, Inc. When it was founded in 1927, the plant was located just off 11th Street north of downtown Omaha. During the 20’s…these are some of the things that happened around that time frame…

  • Charles Lindbergh flying solo over the Atlantic
  • Penicillin and sliced bread were invented
  • Daylight savings time introduced
  • Construction on the Panama Canel completed

Omaha in the 1920’s