Millers Falls Company

Millers Falls Co. is a tool manufacturing company originally based in Millers Falls, Massachusetts.

Millers Falls Company
IndustryManufacturing
Founded1868
HeadquartersMillers Falls, Massachusetts; Alpha, New Jersey
Key people
Levi J. Gunn, Charles H. Amidon, Henry L. Pratt
ProductsHand tools

It was established in Greenfield, Massachusetts in 1868 as Gunn & Amidon[1] by Levi J. Gunn and Charles H. Amidon.[2] Gunn and Amidon, along with a third partner, Henry L. Pratt built a factory in the north of Greenfield.[1] After the Greenfield factory burned down, the company was reorganized as the Millers Falls Manufacturing Co.[1] It merged with Backus Vise Co. in 1872 to form Millers Falls Co..[3]

In 1931 Millers Falls tools purchased the majority of the shares of Goodell-Pratt tools and merged with that manufacturer in 1932.[4]

In 1962 the company was acquired by Ingersoll Rand.[5]

In 1982, Ingersoll Rand sold the Millers Falls business to the newly created Millers Falls Tool Co. The company was headquartered in Alpha, New Jersey.[6] Since 2002 the company trademark has belonged to Hangzhou Great Star Industrial Co., Ltd, of Hangzhou, China.

Publications

  • The catalogue, regularly published, with issues between 1883 and 1992 on record in libraries. OCLC 26652313, OCLC 39795487
  • A complete list in miniature of Russell's world renowned scroll saw designs., 1880. OCLC 41665062
  • A complete list in miniature of Wild's latest scroll saw designs, 1880. OCLC 41664814
  • A complete list in miniature of Bowman's famous scroll saw designs, 1880. OCLC 41664680
  • Tool practice : a treatise on the proper use and care of tools, containing information and advice of use to the mechanic, instructive and an inspiration to the apprentice, 1911. OCLC 39395025
  • You and your company, 1952. OCLC 50944526
  • Hand Tools, 1999. OCLC 44277912

References

  1. Toomey, Daniel P. (1892), Massachusetts of Today: A Memorial of the State, Historical and Biographical, Issued for the World's Columbian Exposition at Chicago, Boston, Massachusetts: Columbia Publishing Company, p. 583.
  2. Rosenberg, Chaim M. (2007), Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age, Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, p. 166.
  3. "US Patent 132,791". Directory of American Tool and Machinery Parts. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  4. Rosenberg, Chaim M. (2007), Goods for Sale: Products and Advertising in the Massachusetts Industrial Age, Amherst, MA: The University of Massachusetts Press, p. 167.
  5. "IR's Acquisitions". Ingersoll Rand. 2005. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-18.
  6. "United States Patent and Trademark Office OG Notices". 12 July 2005. Retrieved 2007-03-15.


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