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Manufacturers Index - Nye Co.
Last Modified: May 6 2017 9:31PM by Jeff_Joslin
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The Nye Co. apparently succeeded the short-lived Jones Safety Device Co.'s Buffalo office. The Nye Co. was assigned a 1913 tablesaw blade-guard patent that was granted to James Melvin Jones of Hamilton, Ontario, who was the principal of the Hamilton-based Jones Safety Device Co. We have a confirmed sighting of a guard labeled with the Nye name.

In 1913 the Lockhart-Hodge Co. was incorporated to take over the Nye Co. and its production of Jones safety guards.

Information Sources

  • November 1913 Woodcraft Magazine.
    The Lockhart-Hodge Co., Buffalo, N. Y., has been incorporated with $50,000 capital stock and has taken over the Nye Co., manufacturer of the Jones Safety Guard for woodworking machinery. The new company plans to locate at 12 Waverly Street and to enlarge the output. Cassius A. Lockhart, Helen H. Hodge and Sheldon Hodge are directors.
  • We learned of this maker in a discussion in an owwm.org forum.
  • A owwm.org posting by Robert Bernstein provides a picture of a guard labeled, "JONES GUARDS / PATENT APPLIED FOR / MANF'D BY THE NYE CO. / BUFFALO N.Y."
  • In another owwm.org discussion we noted a picture of a bandsaw wheel cover labeled, "JONES GUARD / PATENT APPLIED FOR / Manufactured by the / Jones Safety Device Co. Limited / Hamilton, Can. Buffalo, N. Y."