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Manufacturers Index - Hawkins & Dodge
History
Last Modified: Jun 14 2010 10:51PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This maker is known to have been active in the 1860s and '70s, making miter choppers and mortising machines.

Information Sources

  • Listed in the 1874 work, Wiley's American iron trade manual of the leading iron industries of the United States: "Hawkins & Dodge—56 Morris and Essex Avenue. Machinery. Specialty, wood-working machinery."
  • Mentioned in Early Tools of New Jersey and the Men Who Made Them by Alexander Farnham, 1984.
    ...there were a few manufacturers of small and or foot-powered woodworking machines within the state who deserve some mention. One of these manufacturers was Ransom Crosby, the inventor of a blind-wiring machine. Blind-wiring machines, along with the 1858 patented Halls mitring machines, were made at his 385 Broad Street factory. Both must have sold well for at least three Newark firms were making them during the eighteen-sixties. Beside Ransom Crosby they were made by the administrators for his estate, Hawkins & Dodge, and by Seymour & Whitlock. These latter two companies also made other machines, including foot-powered mitre and mortising machines.