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Manufacturers Index - New England Manufacturing Works & Co.

New England Manufacturing Works & Co.
Stamford, CT, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Dec 2 2016 2:28PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In 1867, Bishop & Fairchild was manufacturing patent machinists' tools and a post drill. The following February, New England Manufacturing Works & Co. was established as a joint stock company by Robert Fairchild and George W. Bishop, to manufacture their line of machinists' tools and post drill. The company must have been short-lived because we can find no evidence of its existence after 1869.

Broadside ad, dating between October 1867 and February 1868. George W. Bishop's 1867 post-drill patent, which covered the swinging and revolving table—a feature that became ubiquitous in many manufacturers' post drills.

Information Sources

  • Via Carol Bishop Fisher, a descendant of George W. Bishop, is a report of an article in the Stamford Advocate for 1867-06-26, that pictured four of G. W. Bishop's patents that were being manufactured by Bishop & Fairchild, located on Northfield in Stamford. Fisher reports that she has a photograph of Bishop with his patent post drill.
  • Volume VI (1866 to 1870) of Special Acts and Resolutions of the State of Connecticut lists The New England Manufacturing Works and Company as a joint stock company that filed its certificate of incorporation on February 28, 1868.
  • E. B. Huntington's 1868 book, History of Stamford, Connecticut, From its Settlement in 1641 to the Present Time.
    New England Manufacturing Works and Company.
    This joint stock company was organized in 1868, with a capital of $60,000, for manufacturing machinists' tools. They are now operating by steam on Main street, near South, but have found it necessary to enlarge their works; and have purchased and are building at the foot of South street, near Knapp's Dock. Robert Fairchild is president; G. W. Bishop, the patentee of the articles now manufactured, is superintendent, and J. E. Law, treasurer.
  • An 1869 wrench patent was granted to George W. Bishop and assigned to "The New England Manufacturing Works Company" [sic].