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Manufacturers Index - George L. Fairbanks

George L. Fairbanks
Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Oct 12 2010 9:20AM by Jeff_Joslin
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This maker of treadle-powered lathes was in business from 1881 through 1888.

Information Sources

  • We have a single report of a treadle-powered lathe from this maker. A response from Steve Johnson provided Fairbanks' first name and his years of operation.
  • The book Genealogy of the Fairbanks family in America, 1633-1897, by Lorenzo Sayles Fairbanks, has a brief biography of Fairbanks:


    Born Jan. 16, 1849 ; lives in Worcester ; has a machine shop. Married, Aug. 6, 1871, Emma Celestia, daughter of Hervey Angell and Jenette Elizabeth (Davis) Jenks.

  • Kenneth L. Cope's American Lathe Builders, 1810-1910, 2001, has this brief entry:
    Lathe maker ca 1881-1888. Products included bench lathes offered in 1881 and 11” hand lathes offered in 1886. Was granted patent # 682,405.