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Manufacturers Index - E. Horton & Son Co.
History
Last Modified: Jul 11 2018 12:51PM by Jeff_Joslin
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in 1855 Eli Horton patented a lathe chuck that was subsequently manufactured by E. Horton & Son Company The firm would later claim to have been established in 1851. Eli Horton's original lathe chuck design, which could be used as both a universal chuck (similar action to a scroll chuck) or an independent 4-jaw chuck. Other designs were available in sizes up to 42 inches in diameter.

Advertisement from August 1912 Machinery

Information Sources

  • Iron Age,V107, 14 Apr, 1921 pg. 997.
    The E. Horton & Son Co., Windsor Locks Conn., manufacturer of “Horton” chucks has acquired the manufacturing rights and business of the “Ellison” drill chuck, including plant and equipment, from the American Machine Co., Hartford, Conn. All tools, fixtures and other manufacturing equipment formerly used by the American Machine Co. in the manufacture of these chucks including a complete stock of chucks and parts have been taken over by the Horton company, and production is now being made at the company’s plant in Windsor Locks.