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Manufacturers Index - Strong, Carlisle & Hammond

Strong, Carlisle & Hammond
Cleveland, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Mar 6 2019 9:27PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company was primarily a dealer in machinery of various kinds, including woodworking machinery. We have seen a few machines with no other makers name, including a combination jointer and shaper that is actually a combination machine from Sidney Tool Co. We have also seen an early 20th century metal lathe that was unmarked except for the Strong, Carlisle & Hammond plaque.

Strong, Carlisle & Hammond dates back to 1902 and probably earlier. In 1956 it was acquired by White Consolidated Industries, Inc., one of the first in a long series of acquisitions that led to White becoming a billion-dollar conglomerate.

Information Sources

  • Thanks to David Ogan for first bringing this firm to our attention.
  • The library at Case Western Reserve University has some correspondence with this company in its Charles Baldwin Sawyer collection. The correspondence is betwen Brush Development Co. and various other businesses, including Strong, Carlisle & Hammond.
  • A genealogical page has a biography of one Don Marquis Osborne, which contains the following text:
    ...in 1902 [Osborne] enter[ed] the employ of Strong, Carlisle & Hammond, dealers in machinery. He represented that firm as a salesman with the object of fully mastering the business and remained in their employ until January, 1907. During the five years in which he was connected with the house he gradually increased in efficiency and ability until he became recognized as the best salesman representing that company. He thoroughly acquainted himself with the trade and the methods followed in business life, and on the expiration of that period he organized a partnership known as the Osborne & Sexton Machinery Company. In January, 1908, the business was incorporated with Mr. Osborne as president. The headquarters of the company are at Columbus, Ohio, and from this point they have controlled an extensive business which is growing rapidly along substantial lines. They carry a complete stock of machinery of all kinds, such as iron working, brass working and wood working tools and machinery. They also handle complete power plants with either steam or gas engines and deal in electrical equipments. They take contracts for machinery such as concrete mixers, graders, hoists, etc., and carry a full line of transmission supplies used in connection with heavy machinery equipments. They are sales agents in state of Ohio for the American Woodworking Machinery Company of Rochester, New York, the largest house of the kind in the world...
  • A genealogical web page lists "Members and officers of the Cleveland Engineering Society, Cleveland, Ohio, 1915 - 1916, Transcribed from the society's 1915 yearbook". One of the entries is for "PARSONS, FRANK C. / 1247 E. 125th St. / Engineer, / The Strong, Carlisle & Hammond Co., / 326 Frankfort Ave."
  • An Australian bookseller lists a "1910 Catalogue of the Strong, Carlisle & Hammond Company, 1065 pages, 11" x 9". Comprising lists and descriptions of hand tools, mill and factory supplies, iron and wood-working machine tools."
  • A 2001 auction list from Clarence Blanchard's Fine Tool Journal lists a catalog, "THE STRONG CARLISLE & HAMMOND CO. MILL SUPPLIES.1924. 516 pages."
  • A 1969 court decision, Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company vs. White Consolidated Industries Inc. (414 F.2d 506), lists Strong, Carlisle & Hammond Co. as having been acquired by White Consolidated Industries in 1956.
  • Used-machinery listings for surface grinders.
  • An online version of Allen-Bradley: An American Story, by Harry L. Bradley, lists Strong, Carlisle & Hammond as a dealer for Allen-Bradley controllers in 1904.
  • A patent search (from 1920 onwards) revealed ten patents assigned to this firm. They were granted during 1920 through 1933. Eight are related to electric furnaces, one is for a plumbing valve, and one is for a table that converts to a hand truck.