Raymond Louis Pelland (1893-1977) was a draftsman and design engineer at Vandercook from at least 1935 to 1947. His name appears on many assembly drawings and on four U.S. Patents including the large 4-color 604. (His first was a tie stitching machine for a previous employer). During World War I, Pelland was a private in the American Expeditionary Force (33rd Division, 108th Regiment Engineers) and received a commendation from the City of Verdun for his participation in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive.
Pelland’s son and grandson were also engineers. Raymond L. Pelland III, who provided biographical information, believes that the gentleman at center in the top image (circa 1938) and the one second from left in the bottom image to be his grandfather.