Justin, your tip was more productive than either one of us could have reasonably expected.
I made contact with a very nice man who, in the past has worked for both E. C. Bishop and Rhinehart Fajen. He still works in Missouri, for yet another stock making company, and agreed to do an interview, and is available most any time. He stated that both firms are currently owned by Larry Potterfield, and neither company is still in business.
I am planning a trip to Missouri in the next few weeks to pick up a rather large electric riser chair to aid my disability, so I might be able to meet up with someone who could do a proper, maybe even a video (!) interview. If I am able to work out details, I would love to get this done.
The man seemed agreeable to do this, and was very friendly and affable. I sent an e-mail early this morning, and he replied with a phone call within four hours of my dispatch. I feel like he has all the details, and is itching to set them straight. What a golden opportunity for the right person or persons.
If anyone would be available in the Harrisonville, Peculiar, or Belton Missouri area, please get in touch with me ASAP. This is just too good to miss! 405-519-3352 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A hop(e)ful Green Frog.