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Manufacturers Index - C. B. Hutchinson & Co.

C. B. Hutchinson & Co.
Waterloo, NY; Syracuse, NY; Auburn, NY, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Nov 10 2010 1:59PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Charles B. Hutchinson was an inventor, active about 1848 until 1869, who eventually set himself up as a manufacturer of barrel-making and sawmill machinery. In the early part of that range of years Hutchinson showed considerable versatility as an inventor—a windmill, several barrel-making machines, a reciprocating sawmill, and two different mills for grinding grain and fruit.

Ad from 28 December 1850 "Scientific American"

Hutchinson moved around in New York state: from Waterloo to Syracuse in about 1852, and from Syracuse to Auburn in early 1854. He died in Auburn on 9 October 1869, at age 50.

Information Sources

  • Transactions of the American Institute for the year 1856, including that year's Fair of the American Institute: C. B. Hutchinson, Auburn, N. Y., for patent muley saw-mill hangers. Diploma.
  • From ads and articles in 1848-1869 issues of Scientific American.
  • The Annual Report of the New York State Agricultural Society, 1861 lists the results of the 1860 State Fair, including "Barrel head turner, C. B. Hutchinson, Auburn Dip."
  • from the 1869-10-30 Scientific American:
    OBITUARY: CHARLES B. HUTCHINSON. The Auburn, N. Y., Advertiser publishes a long and glowing eulogy upon the life and character of Charles B. Hutchinson, who died in that city, on the 9th of October, at the age of 50 years. Mr. Hutchinson possessed a marked genius, and was constantly occupying his mind upon some new and useful improvement. The records will show that he had secured about twenty patents; and we are pleased also to record the fact that he was successful, and had accumulated a handsome reward for his ingenuity and business capacity. Our acquaintance with Mr. Hutchinson began nearly twenty years ago, and we can bear testimony to his high and manly qualities of head and heart.