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Manufacturers Index - Hoyt & Brother Co.
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From 1888-02-15 The Mechanical News

This firm dates back to 1870. In 1897, it was one of eleven companies that merged to form American Wood Working Machine Co. Planers, Matchers and Molders in America notes that Hoyt's planer-matchers were an immediate success for American. The Hoyt division of American also built a line of moving-bed timber sizers.

This firm built the "Invincible" triple-drum sander under license from Berlin Machine Works.

Information Sources

  • A Charles Hoyt of West Aurora got an 1856 patent for a stave-making machine.
  • Batory's catalog listing for this maker says, "Est. 1870". Batory excerpts an 1888 catalog of Hoyt & Brother.
  • The 1874 work, Wiley's American iron trade manual of the leading iron industries of the United States has an entry for "Hoyt & Brother Manufacturing Co." of Aurora. It is listed as a foundry and machine shop "Specialty, wood-working machinery. Number of hands employed, 40."
  • In 1872, Charles L. Hoyt and Lucius P. Hoyt of Aurora received a patent for a two-sided thicknessing planer. In 1886, Lucius patented a chain-feed thicknessing planer.
  • An ad in the May 1889 issue of "The Wood-Worker" features Hoyt & Bro. Manufacturing Co.'s "best double blind wiring machine in the world".