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Auburn Tool Company

The firm is known to exist from 1864 to 1893. George Casey reorganized the firm of Casey, Clark and Company as a joint stock company in 1864, under the firm name of Auburn Tool Company, capitalized at $700, 000. The catalog of 1869 gives the address as:
No. 50 Owasco St., Auburn, N.Y.

It also says:

We have recently moved our Plane Manufacturing Business from the State Prison to our New Factory.

The Auburn Tool Company merged with the Ohio Tool Company of Columbus, Ohio, on Nov 14, 1893. Although plane manufacturing was continued at Auburn until after 1907, after this merger the firm there was under the name of Ohio Tool Company.

Ohio Tool Company

The catalog of 1910 describes Ohio Tool as "in Columbus Ohio and Auburn NY". (Auburn is in the Finger Lakes region. No information is available about activities in NY.

Jas. L. Taylor Machine Co

The firm is located in Poughkeepsie NY, and Greensboro NC. It was founded in 1900, and now manufactures "professional clamping and gluing equipment". I will try to find out when they produced the line of composite clamps.


The firm started in Long Island City, NY, and later moved to PA. They used Hempe of Wisconsin to produce their series R composite clamps.

Bass Brothers

The firm produced a patented quick release clamp. No further information is now available.

Hammacher Schlemmer

The firm operated under several names, at various locations. They put their mark on clamps made by Bliss. They also had their name on labels for Aldrich clamps.

C H Utley

They had their name on labels for Aldrich clamps.

Horace Utley established H Utley in 1855, supplying cabinet makers and Upholsterer's supplies. Some time later, Charles H Utley established C H Utley, first at 38 Pearl Street, Buffalo, and later at 32 Pearl Street. The firm at various times manufactured and sold piano, organs, undertakers supplies, etc.

various Stickley Firms

In 1884, Gustav established his own business (Gustav Stickley and Company) with his two brothers Charles and Albert in Binghamton, NY.

In 1899 he returned to the United States from Europe, and founded the United Crafts of Eastwood, New York. In 1904 Stickley founded the Craftsman Workshops. The company went bankrupt in 1915.

In 1916, L. & J.G. Stickley Company (his younger brothers Leopold and John George) assumed Gustav's debts, and took over his workshops and inventory. They still adhered to the design principles of Gustav's Craftsman Workshops.

This firm continues, under the ownership of A and A Audi.

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