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Manufacturers Index - Hardinge Bros.

Hardinge Bros.
Chicago, IL; Elmira, NY, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Mar 28 2018 10:13AM by Jeff_Joslin
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This business was founded in 1890 in Chicago, when Franklin and Henry Hardinge invented several watchmaking tools and a small foot powered lathe. In 1902, they bought the Cataract lathe line from Cataract Tool & Optical Co. In 1931 a company called Morrison Machine products purchased Hardinge Brothers and moved them to Morrison's operations in Elmira, NY.

Hardinge's was known for their small, precise but relatively inexpensive lathes. We have a report that Hardinge sold milling machines that were made by the Fenlind Engineering Co.; see that entry for more information on those "Rockford" style mills.

Advertisement from the 1919-11-06 issue of "Canadian Machinery"

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