Smith, James O.

Tool Makers of
Middletown, Connecticut


Tools Made: Tinners' tools.

Working Dates: 1832-1925+. Incorporated 1878. The building was sold to Raymond Engineering in 1927.

     He is reported in Ref. 59 as making tinners' tools in the Westfield section of Middletown. The building is still in use at 217 Smith Street. Map w. His 1862 catalog states the the company stared 30 years earlier. Below is a copy of the front and back cover.

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James O. Smith


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Also From the Middletown Patch    http://middletown-ct.patch.com/articles/more-on-jo-smith-manufacturing

Below is the 1889 Sanborn Insurance Map of the factory.

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References:   59         Back Home

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