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Billings & Spencer Co. Factory

Billings & Spencer Co. Forging Department

Founded in 1869 as the Roper Sporting Arms Company by Charles E. Billings and Christopher Spencer. Reorganized as the Billings & Spencer Company in 1873,the company produced drop forged hand tools and the Drop Forging Machine themselves. Milling Machine production started in 1908. In 1962 Billings itself was acquired by the Crescent Niagara Corp., of Buffalo, NY.

Information Sources

  • American Milling Machine Builders: 1820-1920 by Kenneth L. Cope, 2007, page 28