MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT

Tool Makers of Middlesex County

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List of towns in Middlesex County. Middletown and some companies Cromwell are in the Middletown listings. See here for more information on Connecticut towns.

List of Towns

a. Chester.  Part of Saybrook. Incorporated 1836.

b. Clinton. Incorporated 1838.

c. Cromwell. Part of Middletown until 1851.

d. Deep River. Known as Saybrook until 1947, Winthrop is a village of Deep River.

e. Durham. Incorporated 1708.

f. East Haddam. Part of Haddam, incorporated 1734. Hadlyme, Leesville and Millington are villages of East Haddam.

g. East Hampton.  Incorporated 1734. Cobalt, Moodus and Middle Haddam are villages of East Hampton.

h. Essex.  Part of Saybrook until 1854, Centerbrook and Ivoryton are villages of Essex.

i. Haddam. Incorporated in 1668. Hidden Lake, Higganum, Shailerville, Tylerville  and Haddam Neck villages of Haddam.

j. Killingworth. Part of Clinton until 1838.

k. Middlefield. Until 1866 part of Middletown, Baileyville and Rockfall (Rockfalls) are villages of Middlefield.

l. Old Saybrook. Part of Essex until 1852.

m. Portland. Part of Middletown until 1841.

n. Westbrook.  Part of Saybrook Colony. Incorporated 1840.

p. Winthrop. Village of Deep River.

 

Early map of Middlesex County.

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Chatham (East Hampton)

 

Maker: Brown, H.B. & Co.                                 Tools Made: Augers & bits Working Dates: 1900-1907?

Ref. 1. Page 341                                                             (Hadlyme)

Maker: Hadlyme Mfg Co.                                  Tools Made: Bolt cutters     Working Dates: 1876+.

Ref. 76. Page 46.                                                             (Hadlyme)

Maker: Markham & Clark                                Tools Made: Hoes                Working Dates: 1845-46.

Ref. 1. Page 512

Maker: Markham, Noah S.                                Tools Made: Hoes               Working Dates: 1849-57.

Ref. 5. Page 60.

Maker: Spencer, J. E.                                           Tools Made:Lathe               Working Dates: 1866.

Ref. 74  Page 108  (Moodus). 

Maker: Summers, Lucius  (Middle Haddam) Tools Made: Hatchets         Working Dates: Unk

Ref. 8. Page 316.

Maker: Wetherel, Henry JR.                             Tools Made: Planes             Working Dates: 1779-97.

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Ref. 5. Page 844.

Maker: Wetherell, Henry III.                            Tools Made: Planes              Working Dates: 1785-1825.

Ref. 5. Page 844.    Son of Henry JR. Added the second "L". Worked in Glastonbury and Middletown.

Maker: Unk                                                                 Tools Made: Scythes            Working Dates: 1825?

Ref. 11. Page 283.  

 

Chester 

Maker: Augur & Lord                     Tools Made: Household Tools       Working Dates: 1865.

Ref. 1  Page 42. 

Maker: Bois, Jarvis                             Tools Made: Handles     Working Dates: 1849.

Ref. 8  Page 297. 

Maker: Chester Mfg. Co.                  Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1884-1919.

Ref. 1  Page 164.                         Edwin G. Smith, John H. Bailey and Charles E. Wright.

Maker: Clark, E. B.                    Tools Made: Household Tools       Working Dates: 1857.

Ref. 1  Page 169. 

Maker: Clark, J. L.                        Tools Made: Hoes. Bits, Augers & Gimlets  Working Dates: 1849. 1856.

Ref. 1  Page 170.  1st entry.

Maker: Clark M.                           Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Handles  Working Dates: 1845. 1857.

Ref. 1  Page 170. 

Maker: Clark T.                           Tools Made: Axe Handles                       Working Dates: 1855?

Ref. 81  Page 149. 

Maker: Clark, W. N.                    Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Handles  Working Dates: 1845-57.

Ref. 1  Page 170.

Maker: Connecticut Valley Hardware     Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1871.

Ref. 1  Page 164. 

Maker: Daniels, Charles                  Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1825.

Ref. 1  Page 209. 

Maker: Davis Bros.                           Tools Made: Bits.                        Working Dates: 1868+.

Ref. 80.  Page 78. 

Maker: Deule, Amos                         Tools Made: Boring bits              Working Dates: 1871+.

Ref. 75  Page 104. 

Maker: Deuse, S. & Brother         Tools Made: Awls, Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1867-1966.

1880 Deuse, A. H. & J. S. 

           Deuse & Co., E. W.          

Ref. 1  Page 223. 

Ref. 1  Page 223.  Ref. 81. Page 143.

See Dense above. They might be one and the same company.

Maker: Drew Bros.                              Tools Made: Awls and Bits       Working Dates: 1868.

Ref. 1  Page 238. 

Maker: Ferguson & Co. J. R.            Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1880-1911.

Ref. 1  Page 276. 

Maker: Gaylord, S. J.                  Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1872-84.

Ref. 1  Page 308.

Maker: Gibbs & Boeis                      Tools Made: Axe Helves                  Working Dates: 1853-63.

Ref. 6.  Page 223. Ref 81. Page 149.

Maker: Griswold, C. L. & Co.                 Tools Made: Awls, Bits, Augers & Edge Tools       Working Dates: 1850-1919.

Charles Griswold, G. G. Griswold & Samuel Wright.

Ref. 1  Page 336.   Ref. 81. Page 146.            Factory pictures and additional formation here.

Maker: Griswold, G. G. & Co.                  Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Gimlets       Working Dates: 1857-58.

Ref. 1  Page 336.                                               (Chester and Clinton)

Maker: Griswold & Bois                             Tools Made: Augers                Working Dates: 1855-65.

Ref. 1  Page 336. 

Maker: Jennings, Russell                            Tools Made: Bits & Augers    Working Dates: 1865-1881.

Ref. 1  Page 426.                                                   (Chester and Deep River)

Maker: Jennings Mfg. Co. , Russell              Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Chisels       Working Dates: 1875-1944.  (in Chester)

In 1944  sold to Stanley Works. Production continued until 1960.

Ref. 5. Page 426. See Deep River.

Maker: L'Hommedieu, Ezra                             Tools Made: Ship Augers    Working Dates: 1809-1857.

Ref. 1  Page 463.

Jan 13, 1800 ad in the Hartford Courant.

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Maker: L'Hommedieu, L. & Co.               Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Gimlets       Working Dates: 1843.

Ref. 1  Page 463.

Maker: L'Hommedieu & Watrous Co.            Tools Made: Ship Augers    Working Dates: 1838-1885.

Ref. 1  Page 463.

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        L'Hommedieu auger                                                                     Close-up of the tip

 

Maker: Lord & Co.                                  Tools Made: Machinist, Carpenters Patented Bench Stops.

                                                                                                                                  Working Dates: 1851.

Ref. 67  Page 112. 

Maker: Norton & Co. H. J.                  Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1884-98.

Ref. 1  Page 582. 

Maker: Norton Mfg. Co.                   Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1898-1903.

Ref. 1  Page 582. 

Maker: Patent Auger and Gimlet Factory       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1812.

Ref. 1  Page 604. 

Maker: Perry & Co. F. H.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1898.

Ref. 1  Page 614. 

Maker: Shailer, Henry L.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1879-81.

Ref. 1  Page 707. 

Maker: Silliman, S. C.& Co.                      Tools Made: Mallets Bits, Augers & Gimlets       Working Dates: 1832-84.

Ref. 5. Page 19. Ref. 1. Page 718. Ref. 81. Page 138.

Maker: Smith, Joseph W.                             Tools Made:Axe Handles                         Working Dates: 1866.

Ref. 74  Page 86. 

Maker: Turner, Day & Co.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1865.

Ref. 1  Page 800. 

Maker: Wellman & Co. C. A.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1874.

Ref. 1  Page 840.  See  Deep River (Saybrook).

 

Clinton

Maker: Buell Bros.       Tools Made: Combination Tools, Screwdrivers, Saw Sets.

                                                                                                       Working Dates: 1883-1914+.

Ref. 1  Page 129.

Maker: Hull, H. H.       Tools Made: Combination Tools       Working Dates: 1895.

Ref. 1  Page 409.

 

Maker: Kelsey, Horatio             Tools Made: Axe Handles.    Working Dates: 1898+.                                                                                              

Ref. 79.  Page 280.

 

Cromwell

Maker: Stevens & Brown       Tools Made: Hammers & saws.       Working Dates: 1870-73+.

Ref. 71  Page 2.

 

Deep River (Saybrook)

Maker: Buckley, Charles              Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1849.

Ref. 1. Page 130.

Maker: Buckley, Charles & Samuel S.     Tools Made: Planes       Working Dates: 1850.

Ref. 1. Page 180.

Maker: Canfield, C. & D.             Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1839-53.

Ref. 1. Page 144.

Maker: Cossette, Louis                Tools Made: Bits, Taps & Dies       Working Dates: 1881-?

Ref. 83. Page 72.

Maker: Deep River Mfg. Co.              Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1837-39.

See Jennings.

Ref. 1. Page 219.

Maker: Deniger, John              Tools Made: Augers       Working Dates: 1849.

Ref. 1. Page 220.

Maker: Denison, John     Tools Made: Planes, Bits & Augers      Working Dates: 1845-66.

Ref. 1. Page 220. See Saybrook.

Maker: Denison, John & Lester    Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1832-40.

Ref. 1. Page 221. See Saybrook.

Maker: Denison, George & Pratt, N.B. Tools Made: Tool Handles, Marking Awls

Working Dates: 1847.

Maker: Denison, George                       Tools Made: Tool Handles, Marking Awls

Working Dates: 1847.

Ref. 71. Page 3.

Maker: Fleet, J. L.                      Tools Made: Bits, Taps & Dies       Working Dates: 1881-?

Ref. 83. Page 72.

Maker: Gladding, J.             Tools Made: Dividers       Working Dates: Unk.

Ref. 1. Page 316.                          Possibly the same as below.

Maker: Gladding, Jeremiah JR.   Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1835.

Ref. 1. Page 316. See Saybrook.

Maker: Jennings & Co.                  Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Gimlets      Working Dates: 1856.

Ref. 5. Page 19.

Maker: Jennings & Co., Stephen                  Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Gimlets      Working Dates: 1836-53.

Ref. 1  Page 425. 

Maker: Jennings Mfg. Co. , Russell              Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Chisels       Working Dates: 1853-1875.

Ref. 5. Page 426. See Chester and Deep River Mfg. Co.

Maker: Jones, H.G.                                           Tools Made: Handles                            Working Dates: 1898+.

Ref. 79. Page 280.

Maker: Mason, James   Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1869-78.

Ref. 1. Page 517. See Saybrook.

Maker: McAllister, G. W.               Tools Made: Bits, Taps & Dies       Working Dates: 1881-?

Ref. 83. Page 72.

Maker: Pratt, N. B.           Tools Made: Awls, Hammers & Knives       Working Dates: 1850.

Ref. 1. Page 634.

Maker: Spencer, Benjamin   Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1810-50.

Ref. 1. Page 741. See Saybrook.

Maker: Wellman & Co. C. A.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1874.

Information from Ref. 9, 1874: Page 144.

        "Manufactory and P O New Saybrook. Manufacturers of scroll, Half-round

        and Gimlet Point Bung Borers, bitts (sic), Gimlets

        screw-Drivers, Scratch Awls, Carpenters' and

        tin-mans Mallets, etc. All kinds of Plain and

        and Ornamental Turning executed to order."

Ref. 1  Page 840.  See Chester and Saybrook.

Maker: Willians & Marvin            Tools Made: Mallets, Tool Handles     Working Dates: 1881-98.

Ref. 6. Page 550.  See Saybrook.

Ad from the Connecticut Business Directory and Gazetteer, 1898.

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Durham

Maker: Davenport, John       Tools Made: Edge Tools     Working Dates: 1856+.

Ref. 5. Page 49.

Maker: Strong & Loveland   Tools Made: Axes              Working Dates: 1802-10+.

Ashel Strong and John Loveland

This was an on/off copartnership.

Ref. 70. Page 4. Last ad.

East Haddam

Maker: Chester, C.A.                                  Tools Made: Axe Handles       Working Dates: 1874-85+.

Ref. 7  Page 143.    (Hadlyme)

Maker: Enos, Edward J.                               Tools Made: Gimlets       Working Dates: 1835.

Ref. 1  Page 262.  Possible maker.

Maker: Goodspeed, W.H.                            Tools Made: Agricultural   Working Dates: 1871.

Ref. 1  Page 262.  Possible maker.

Maker: Hall, Samuel                                          Tools Make: Scythes.         Working Dates: 1800s.

Ref. 2. Page 23.

Maker: Nichols, Greene & Davison     Tools Made: Gimlets       Working Dates: 1837.

Ref. 11  Page 329.

Maker: Spratt, W.                                         Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1790.

Ref. 1. Page 743.

Maker: Spencer,J. E.                                   Tools Made: Drills, lathes      Working Dates: 1868.

Ref. 80. Page 111.

Ad from the Connecticut Business Directory and Gazetteer, 1868.

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    Middle Haddam

Maker: Hull WDWE. Co., W. E.              Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1874.

Ref. 1. Page 409.

Maker: Sage, SR & Sage, JR                     Tools Made: Scythes                   Working Dates: 1804.

Ref. 64.  Page 1.

Maker: Sage & Jones                                      Tools Made: Scythes                   Working Dates: 1806.

Ref. 64.  Page 1.

 

Essex    A Partial Map          Post Cards From Essex, Ivoryton and Centerbrook.

Maker: Jones, H. G.                Tools Made: Axe & Hammer Handles    Working Dates: C1875.

Ref. 11. Page 356.

Maker: Lewis & Hayden              Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1849-66.

Ref. 1. Page 481.     Possible maker.

Maker: L'Hommedieu, Ezra       Tools Made: Ship Augers    Working Dates: 1809-1857.

He started in Essex then moved to Chester.

Maker: Lewis & Co.                        Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1868+.

Ref. 10. Page 44.

Maker: Prentiss, H. & Co.          Tools Made: Taps   and dies     Working Dates: 1876+.

Ref. 76. Page 310.

Maker: Redfield, J. E.                  Tools Made: Taps       Working Dates: Unk.

Ref. 1. Page 648.

Maker: Sheverick, David        Tools Made: Joiner Tools       Working Dates: C1875.

Ref. 6. Page 356.

Maker: Smith & Kimberly    Tools Made: Single Twist Augers.    Working Dates: 1866

Ref. 4. Page 556.

    Centerbrook

Maker: Centerbrook Mfg. Co.      Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1867-73.

Ref. 1. Page 153.                                       Factory pictures and additional formation here.

Maker: Connecticut Valley Mfg. Co     Tools Made: Bits & Augers       Working Dates: 1873-1969.

Ref. 1  Page 185. 

    Marked FORSTNER CONN. VALLEY MFG. CO CENTERBROOK, CONN. 14.

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Haddam

Maker: Arnold, Justin             Tools Made: Axe Helves        Working Dates: 1857.

Ref. 10  Page 59. 

Maker: Dickinson & Co.        Tools Made: Edge Tools       Working Dates: 1842.

Ref. 74.  Page 67. 

Maker: Hayes, T.D. & W.      Tools Made: DrawKnives, chisels        Working Dates: 1866.

Ref. 10  Page 59. 

Maker: Scovill, D. & H.           Tools Made: Hoes                Working Dates: 1844-942.

A history of Scovill Hoe Co. Landmarks  (Higganum) 

            Factory pictures and additional formation here.   here and here.

Ref. 1. Page 194. Also Covil and Covill, I think these names were not read properly.

 

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1874 Map Ref. 9.

 

Maker:Unk                                       Tools Made: Scythes               Working Dates: Unk.

Ref. 6 Page 386.

    Higganum   A Partial Map

Maker: Covil Hoe Co. S.               Tools Made: Hoes     Working Dates: Unk.           

Ref. 1. Page 194.                                  (See Scovil)

Maker: Cutaway Harrow Co.                Tools Made: Farm Tools     Working Dates: 1867-1939+?

Ref. 1. Page 206, Ref. 7,                                                                                    Decertified 1905. Ref. 12 Page 545,  Ref. 69 Page 116.                                                      

 

                                                            Factory pictures and additional formation here.

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Maker: Dickinson, Friend                        Tools Made: Axes,Chisels & Drawknives    Working Dates: 1849-51.

Ref. 1. Page 226.     Ref. 11 Page 391. Also, Lyman Brainerd and Orren Freeman carried on the work and afterward Noble Dickinson and T. D. Hayes.

Ref. 11. Page 391. 

Maker: Greene, Oliver.                       Tools Made: Scythes        Working Dates: +1812.

Ref. 11. Page 394.

Maker: Higganum Hardware Co.               Tools Made: Nippers, Pliers jacks, etc    Working Dates: 1884-1920.

Ref. 14. Page 392. 

Maker: Higganum Mfg. Co. .               Tools Made: Farm Tools     Working Dates: 1867-1891.

Ref. 1. Page 381, Ref. 7.  Ref. 7 stated that The Higganum Mfg. Co. became the Cutuway Harrow Co.

Maker: Reed & Co.                                 Tools Made: Bevels & Wrenches     Working Dates: 1880-84.

Ref. 1. Page 469. See Star Mfg. Co. (Middletown). They made a bevel similar to the Star Tool Co.

     Below is a bevel square marked"REED & CO". The top thumb screw is Reed and the bottom Star Mfg. Co. The shape is true for all the bevels I've seen from both makers.

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Maker: Scovil, D. & H.           Tools Made: Hoes                Working Dates: 1844-1932+?

    Daniel and Hezekiah, JR.

Ref. 1. Page 701, Ref. 7. Also Covil and Covill, I think these names were not read properly.

 

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                            Scovil Hoe                                                              Marked "SCOVIL HOE CO.

                                                                                                                          HIGGANUM, CONN.                         

                                                                                                                                    U.S.A.

                                                                                                                           WARRANTED

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Ad from the1900 Shapleigh Hand Book.

 

Maker: Unk.                                          Tools Made: Scythes        Working Dates: Early 1700.

Ref. 3. Page 68.

Maker: Woodruff & Brainerd.                       Tools Made: Edge Tools        Working Dates: 1827-37.

Ref. 11. Page 391.

    Haddam Neck

 

Killingworth

Maker: Buell, Able                        Tools Made: Scientific Instruments & Tools       Working Dates: 1760-70.

Ref. 1  Page 129. 

Maker: Harris, William E. & Brothers  Tools Made:Axe Handles                                       Working Dates: 1871+.

Ref. 75  Page 132.

Maker: Hosmer & Kelsey          Tools Made:Axe Handles                                       Working Dates: 1857-76+.

Ref. 72  Page 178. 

Maker: Hull, Philander             Tools Made:Axe Handles                                       Working Dates: 1866.

Ref. 74  Page 86. 

Maker: Kelsey, H. & S.            Tools Made:Axe Handles                                       Working Dates: 1866.

Ref. 74  Page 86. 

Maker: Isbell, O. W. & Son        Tools Made: Farm Tools                                        Working Dates: 1857.

Ref. 72  Page 157. 

Maker: Kelsey, F. W.                 Tools Made:Axe Handles                                       Working Dates: 1857.

Ref. 72  Page 178. 

Maker: Lane, A. & Co.                  Tools Made: Axe Handles                                     Working Dates: 1856-71+.

Ref. 5. Page 18.

Maker: Lane, M.                               Tools Made: Hammer Handles                               Working Dates: 1857.

Ref. 72  Page 178. 

Maker: Stone, A. A.                       Tools Made: Axe Handles                                         Working Dates: 1856-7.

Ref. 5. Page 18.

 

Middlefield

Maker: Ashton & Co., H    Tools Made: Turret Lathe    Working Dates:C1845.

Ref. 66  Page 7.

   Rockfall

Maker: Robinson, M.W. & Co.     Tools Made: Davis levels, nippers     Working Dates:1924-?.

                                                                    Marked MWR Co.  Bought  Otis A. Smith Company in 1924.

Ref. 1  Page 666.  20 Page 84.

Maker: Smith, Otis A. & King, Charles A.      Tools Made:  King & Smith's Patent Washer Cutter.                                                       

       B. 19, Sep. 1836 D. 25 Juns 1923.   Working Dates: 1862-67.

               Johnson & Smith 1867-68.  Savage & Smith 1868-79.                              

Factory pictures and additional formation here.

See King & Smith  Johnson & Smith Savage & Smith

Maker: Smith, Otis A.     Tools Made: Carpenter planes and tools, bits, King & Smith's Patent Washer Cutter,

                                                                         wrenches etc.                                            Working Dates:1879-1923.

Ref. 1  Page 733.  20 Page 85.

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Savage & Smith Pistol Factory

1874 Map Ref. 9.

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     Three washer cutters Marker OTIS A. SMITH    ROCKFALL CONN.   PAT'D OCT. 24. 1865. Two different finishes and widths. The top two are 3 7/16 wide and the bottom 6 1/2 inches. The cutter on the left and bottom are black Japan and the top right nickel. This is patent number 50,600.

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Portland

Maker: Anderson Coupling Co.     Tools Made: Plumber tools, wrenches.                     Working Dates: Unk.

Below is a tool for expanding the ends of lead pipes. This is patent number 559,763.

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Maker: Pickering, T.R.         Tools Made: Hoes                 Working Dates: 1871+.

Ref. 76. Page 27.

Maker: Somers, Lucius         Tools Made: Axes                     Working Dates: 1856.

Ref. 5. Page 18.

 

Saybrook

Maker: Denison, John       Tools Made: Bits, Augers & Planes       Working Dates: 1845-60.

Ref. 1  Page 220.  See Deep River and Winthrop.

 

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Mark on a John Denison plane.

 

Maker: Denison, John  & Lester     Tools Made: Planes       Working Dates: 1832-40.

Ref. 1  Page 221.  See Deep River.

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Mark on John and Lester Denison wood plane

Maker: Gladding, Jeremiah JR.       Tools Made: Planes       Working Dates: 1835.

Ref. 1  Page 316.  See Deep River.

Maker: Jones, Horace E.        Tools Made: Axes                     Working Dates: 1885.

Ref. 5. Page 18.

Maker: L'Hommedieu         Tools Made: Patent gimlets and augers.            Working Dates: 1815

Ref. 77. Page 215.

Maker: Mason, James      Tools Made: Planes       Working Dates: 1869-78.

Ref. 1  Page 316.  See Deep River.

Maker: Spencer, Benjamin   Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: 1810-50.

Ref. 1. Page 741. See Deep River.

Maker: Wellman & Co. C. A.       Tools Made: Bits and Augers       Working Dates: 1874.

Ref. 1  Page 840.  See  Deep River (Saybrook).

 

Old Saybrook

    None

Westbrook

Maker: Gaylord, Charles        Tools Made: Gimlets,bits      Working Dates: 1873.

Ref. 78. Page 122.

Maker: Lewis & Hayden                Tools Made: Gimlets,bits      Working Dates: 1866+.

Ref. 78. Page 67.

Maker: Post, John                        Tools Made: Handles                     Working Dates: 1868+.

Ref. 80. Page 98.

Maker: Wright, Benjamin        Tools Made: Planes      Working Dates: Unk.

Ref. 1. Page 882.

Winthrop

Maker: Arnold, E. W.           Tools Made: Planes  Irons    Working Dates: 1850-70.

Ref. 1. Page 37.

Maker: Denison & Co. Gilbert Wright       Tools Made: Planes       Working Dates: 1868-90.

Ref. 1  Page 220. 

Ref 6 Page 551

                "Denison's Factory.—In the western part of Winthrop, just south of the Killingworth road, is the Denison

                Factory, run by steam, for the manufacture of joiners' planes, which was established about 1832,

                by Messrs. John and Lester Denison. It is now owned and carried on by Mr. Gilbert Denison.

                The business has been in the Denison family continuously for fifty-two years."

 

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1874  Map Ref. 9.

References

1.     Nelson, Robert E., ed. Directory of American Toolmakers.1st. ed.:E.A.I.A.,1999.

2.     Niles, Horsford B. The Old Chimney Stacks of East Haddam Middlesex County Connecticut, Lowe & Co. New York. 1887.  CD.

3.     Field, David D. A Statical Account of the Counrt of Midlesex I Connecticut,  The Conecticut Academy of Arts and Science.  Middletown, CT. Clark          & Lyman, 1819.

4.    Webb's New England Railway and Manufacturers' Statistical Gazetteer, Webb Brothers & Co. Providence Press Co.  Providence. 1869. Print.

5.    The Connecticut Business Directory, George Adams Pub. Boston. 1856. PDF.

6.     Beers, J. B. History of Middlesex County Conn. 1635-1885. New York: J.B. Beers & Co., 1884.

7.     Kenyon Gyro Stabilizers <https://www.ken-lab.com/distributors/history/scovil-hoe-history> 31 May 2014

8.   The New England Mercantile Union Business Directory, Pratt & Co. New York. 1849. PDF.

9.    Beers, W. F., County Atlas of Middlesex Connecticut. New York, 1874. CD.

10 Merwins' Connecticut River Business Directory For 1867-8. H. Merwin Pub. Hartford 1867. CD.

11.   Field, David D., Centennial Address,  Middletown, CT. News & Advertising Print, 1853. CD.

12.   Public acts passed by the Gen. assembly state of Connecticut, Hornblower, Byrne, Miller, and Potter, New York City,  1905, Google e-book 5 may          2013

14.   Beers, J. B. History of Middlesex County Conn. 1635-1885. New York: J.B. Beers & Co., 1884. Reprint Date Unk. Print.

20.   Bacheller, JR., Milton H. American Marking Gages. 1st. ed. : , 2000.

65.   Middlesex Gazette.

66.    Cope, Kenneth, American Lathe Builders 1810-1910, Astragal Press. Mendham, N.J. 2001.         Print.

67.    Connecticut Business Directory 1851. J. H. Benham Pub. New Haven. 1851. Print.

69.     Donlan, H. F., The Middletown Tribune Souvenir Edition, E. F. Bigelow, 1896. Print. 

70.    Middlesex Gazette, Middletown, CT. June 9, 1830. Web. GenealogyBank.com.

71.    Constitution, Middletown, CT. April 14, 1847. Web. GenealogyBank.com.

72.   Jones, A. D., The Illustrated Commercial, Mechanical, Professional, and Statistical Gazetteer and Business-book of Connecticut, for 1857-8, V1.

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74.   Connecticut Business Directory, 1866. Briggs & Co. Pub. Boston. 1866. Print.

75.   Connecticut Business Directory, 1871. Briggs & Co. Pub. Boston. 1871. Print.

76.   Connecticut Business Directory, 1876. Briggs & Co. Pub. Boston. 1876. Print.

77.   Connecticut Business Directory, 1885. Briggs & Co. Pub. Boston. 1885. Print.

78.   Connecticut Business Directory, 1873. Briggs & Co. Pub. Boston. 1873. Print.

79.   Connecticut Business Directory and Gazetteer, 1898. Union Publishing Co. Boston. 1898. Print.

80.   Connecticut Business Directory and Gazetteer, 1868. Union Publishing Co. Boston. 1868. Print.

81.   Silliman, Kate, Chester Scrapbook, The Chester Historical Society, 1986. Print.

83.   Merwins' Connecticut River Business Directory For 1881. H. Merwin Pub. Hartford 1881. Print.

Note: All the mill information from the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation.

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