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Manufacturers Index - Crawford Manufacturing Co.

Crawford Manufacturing Co.
New York, NY; Concord, NH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

History
Last Modified: Apr 8 2018 2:57PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In 1919 this New York company was known as Crawford Machine Tool Co., Inc., and was making a 15-inch toolroom lathe. In 1921, the name had changed to Crawford Manufacturing Co. (the street address remained the same) and they made a direct-drive electric buffer. A later example of a pedestal grinder was made by "Crawford Mfg Co. Concord N.H." A 1921 Electrical World mentions "Craword Manufacturing Co., 13-21 Park Row, New York City, and Concord, N. H." so the New York and Concord companies were one and the same.


Advertisement from the 1919-01-02 American Machinist

Information Sources

  • Ad in the 1921 EMF Electrical Yearbook.
  • 1921-03-05 Electrical Review.
    L. E. Wooten Co., Inc., 277 Broadway, New York City, has announced the purchase of the stock of the “William B.Durgin Co., Concord, N. H.. and the manufacture of Crawford induction motors will be continued under the name of the Crawford Manufacturing Co., which has been incorporated in New Hampshire with a capital stock of $150,000. The officers are: President, L. E. Wooten, New York City; vice-president, John J. Crawford, Concord, N. H.: secretary and treasurer, P. L. Gill. New York City, and clerk, C. R. Blanchard, Concord, N, H.
  • 1921-03-05 Electrical World.
    Crawford Motor Changes Hands—The William B. Durgin Company, manufacturer of Crawford motors at Concord, N. H., has been purchased by L. E. Wooton Company, Inc., New York City, the sole selling agent for Crawford motors. The new company has been reorganized and incorporated under New Hampshire laws with the name of Crawford Manufacturing Company, at a capitalization of $150,000. L. E. Wooton is president, J. J. Crawford vice-president, P. L. Gill treasurer and R. L. Blanchard secretary. Mr. Crawford was superintendent under the old company and Mr. Blanchard assistant superintendent. They will both remain at the Concord plant, while Mr. Wooton and Mr. Gill will make their headquarters in New York. The William B. Durgin Company has been manufacturing motors for its own use for the past seven or eight years, and after the war began the commercial manufacture of polyphase induction motors of 3 hp. to 15 hp. was undertaken. The plant at present has a capacity output of about 300 to 350 motors per month with a sales value of approximately $30,000. The existing sales policy, motor design, etc., will remain unchanged, it is announced.
  • 1921-05-07 Electrical World.
    THE CRAWFORD MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Concord, N. H., has been incorporated with a capital stock of $115,000 to manufacture electric motors. The incorporators are John J. Crawford, Philip Gill and Clarence R. Blanchard.
  • 1921-06-04 Electrical Review.
    Crawford Manufacturing Co., 13-21 Park Row, New York City, and Concord, N. H., has prepared a 2-color folder on its 2- and 3-phase Crawford induction motors. The details of their constructional features are fully presented and illustrated and their performance characteristics discussed.