The namesakes were Horace A. Richardson and Rufus N. Meriam. Planers, Matchers & Molders in America reproduces a Daniels planer ad from this company that uses the same artwork as an early J. A. Fay & Co. ad. The company went under during the financial panic of 1876.
- From ads in 1866-1867 Scientific American.
- The 1874 work, Wiley's American Iron Trade Manual of the Leading Iron Industries of the United States, has a listing for this firm: "Wood-working machinery. 75 hands employed."