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Manufacturers Index - Charles Buss & Son
Last Modified: Jul 21 2011 3:33PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This maker was a predecessor to the long-lived Buss Machine Works, Inc..

Having worked for woodworking machinery maker J. A. Fay & Co., Charles Buss left in 1848 to open his own machine shop in Marlboro, NH. It appears that he started manufacturing machinery under his own name in 1862. In 1867 he was joined by his eldest son, George F. Buss, and the name became Charles Buss & Son. By 1876 the name had changed to Buss Machine Works.

Information Sources

  • Listing in the 1873 New England Business Directory: "CHARLES BUSS & SON Marlboro, NH Manufacturers of Farrar or rotary bed planers, surface or panel planers, Daniel's planing machines, clothes pin, pail handle, tub, pail machinery, machinery for chairs, boxes, clothes pins, wash boards, stretchers, rakes." Thanks to Ben Campbell for drawing this entry to our attention.