Richardson & Co.
Tools Made: Bevels, Rules, Gunter Scales, Gauging and Wantage Rods, Yard Sticks, Board Measures, Ship Carpenter's Bevels, Shoe-Maker's Size Sticks, Steel Bladed Try-Squares, Parallel Rules, Etc.
Working Dates: 1830-43.
1830 Lemuel Hedge became a partner. It appears the Mr. Hedge repaired musical, mathematical and philosophical instruments.
In 1832 William Goodrich became a partner.
Carter & Company was formed in 1843 and they bought the stock and tools of Asa Richardson & Co.
He had an extensive line of rules made from various woods and ivory and bevels.
Below is a 2 foot Carpenters' Sliding Rule.
Marked "* RICHARDSON & Co *
* MIDDLETOWN *"
The Carr catalog, ref. 51, shows the following types of rules and tools made by Richardson.
Joiners', carpenters', and engineers' rules and bevils. Straight, 2 and 4 fold rules, gunter scales, gauging rods, etc. The rules were made of boxwwood, satinwood or ivory. The catalog has 44 different rules, guages and squares.
References: 3, 9, 14, 17, 19, 51. Back Home
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