Hubbard HDW Co.
Tools Made: Chisels, draw knives, boxwood and ivory rules.
Working Dates: 1865-72. Incorporated 1864.
C. C. Hubbard & Co. and the Hotchkiss Mfg. Co. were bought out in 1865 by the Hubbard Hardware Co.
Charles C. Hubbard President, Fred G. Hubbard secretary. The factory buildings were located on Warrick Ave. Ref. 7 P 34 & 36. Map K. Also, see Warrick Tool Co. From the references I have it looks like Warrick Tool Co. was taken over by Hubbard Hardware Co. which changed to Hubbard and Curtiss in 1872. An ad has Hubbard and Curtiss making Sibley levels, hand vises and surface gauges. These were also made by the Warrick Tool Co.
Drawing of the factory from the 1869 catalogue of the George B. Cutriss & C0., N.Y.
Below left an old photo of the factory, right how it looks today. (From the Middletown Patch).
Draw knife by Hubbard. Note the $ sign logo. Stamped "HUBBARD H.W.CO.
Hubbard # 81 Board Measuring rule
Mark on the #81
Hubbard #79 rule
Below is the mark used on the numbers 51, 61 and 63 rule.
Number 51 top and 63 bottom. 4-fold, 2 foot rules.
Number 52 aliper Rule
Number 27 Carpenters' Sliding Rule.
Marked "No 27 HUBBARD
1866 Gazetteer of the manufactures and manufacturing towns of the United States.
AD from the 1869 City Directory. Also in 1870-71.
There are five different marks on chisels:
Mark 1: $ HUBBARD H. W. Co. 1 line.
Mark 2: $ HUBBARD H. W. CO. / MIDDLETOWN CONN. 2 lines
Mark 3. HUBBARD H. W. CO. / MIDDLETOWN CONN. 2 lines
Mark 4. H. H. Co. / MIDDLETOWN CT. 2 lines.
Mark 5. HUBBARD H.W.CO. / MIDDLETOWN.CT 2 lines. (Not shown).
From Ref 55:
The Hubbard Hardware Company was incorporated in 1864, with a capital
of 816,000. C. C. Hubbard, President ; F. W. Hubbard, Secretary and
Treasurer. They occupy a brick building 40x60, 3 stories ; a blacksmith
shop about 40x60, 1 story ; office and packing room 40 x 45, for the
manufacture of box wood and ivory rules, drawing knives and chisels.
They employ 50 persons and consume one ton of Jessop's steel and 4 tons
of Not-way iron per mouth, as well as 1 1/2 tons of turkey boxwood,
and 1200 pounds of brass. The works are driven by a 25 horse power
engine, built by the Pacific Iron Works, Bridgeport. The first rules in this
country, were made in New York, over 40 years ago, by parties from
England. Shortly after, the business was commenced in this city, continuing
up to the present time. The monthly production is 800 dozen of rules, and
600 drawing knives and chisels. The manufactory is located on Warwick
street, in the south part of the city, their warehouse being at 55 Beekman
street. New York.
See Hotchkiss Mfg. Co., Warwick Tool Co., and Hubbard & Curtiss Mfg. Co.
References: 3, 7, 20 52, 55 Back Home
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