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Manufacturers Index - Warren Aldrich; Aldrich, Tyng & Co.

Warren Aldrich; Aldrich, Tyng & Co.
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jun 8 2014 9:58AM by Jeff_Joslin
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This firm was originally Aldrich & Hay, formed in 1840 by Warren Aldrich and James Hay to make lathes. After the partnership dissolved in 1845 Warren Aldrich contunued to make lathes under his own name until 1853 when he partnered with Levi D. Tyng to form Aldrich, Tyng & Co.

Information Sources

  • Mentioned in the book Made in America, the Arts in Modern Civilization, by John A. Kouwenhoven, which shows a picture of a scroll saw from an 1858 advertisement. The patents give Aldrich's home address as Lowell, MA. Patents: 9,616 (1853, automatic lathe); 9,621 (1853, knitting machine, reissued as RE1801).
  • American Lathe Builders: 1810-1910 by Kenneth L. Cope, 2001, lists Aldrich, Tyng & Company and provides some of the history given above.