Alvah Bushnell Company Alvah Bushnell Company is celebrating manufacturing accordion file pockets and portfolios for the legal industry since 1876. Many of our products were invented by Alvah Bushnell himself. My Great Great Great Grandfather knew that law firms had special needs. Unlike most offices who work out of the file drawers, lawyers transport their papers from their office to clients and court. They needed portability and durability that was not necessary for other industries. The other critical need was service. Deadlines had to be met and one could not wait on filing materials. Lastly, record managers have many bosses to please and they could not take the chance of disappointing even one of the partners. They needed a dependable company that they could trust.