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Manufacturers Index - Hamilton Ross Industries, Inc.

Hamilton Ross Industries, Inc.
Chicago, IL, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Jan 21 2011 10:56AM by Jeff_Joslin
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This business was established in 1921 as "Hamilton Ross Factories, Inc." by Mr. Hamilton Ross. In about 1950, this company made a small scrollsaw.

There is a connection to Atkins Industries, Inc., which shared the same street address and made a very similar scrollsaw. Compare this Atkins saw with this Hamilton Ross saw.

Information Sources

  • Between 1927 and 1929, a company named Hamilton-Ross Factories, Inc. was granted a half dozen design patents for ornately decorated table lamps.
  • The Library of Congress lists a 1947 sales sheet in their collection from Hamilton Ross Industries, Inc.: "Crystal floral globe table lamp and shade."
  • The 1949 edition of who's Who in the Midwest lists
    ROSS, Hamilton, business exec.; b. Chicago, Apr. 10, 1894; s. Joseph and Bess (Leiferman)... Organizer and pres. Hamilton Ross Industries, Inc., Chicago, since 1921; also Atlas Reed Co. since 1932, Remington Morse Co., Beverly Hills, Calif. since 1943, Hamilton Ross Publications, Sheffield-Lloyd Co.,...
  • Ad in April 1952 Popular Science for a fishing kit (rod, reel, lures, and knife). The company name is Hamilton Ross Industries, Co. and the address was "Box No. 7140, Chicago 80, Ill."
  • Seen on eBay: a small scroll-saw of all-metal construction. It is toy sized but somewhat heavier duty than a typical toy saw. It is labeled as follows:
    Use only with 115 Volts A. C.
    60 cycles – 75 Watts 1.5 Amps.
    HAMILTON ROSS IND. INC.
    5823 N. Ravenswood Ave.
    Chicago 26, Ill. U.S.A.
    MODEL 51 Pat.Appl.For
    HAMILTON ROSS
    Industries Inc.
    Chicago, Ill.
  • Also seen on eBay: a small electric drill from this maker. The drill is not the usual pistol-grip design, but rather has a folding wooden handle mounted near the front of the drill body.