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Manufacturers Index - Stover Machine Co.

Stover Machine Co.
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Dec 16 2010 10:39PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Owned by its namesake, Henry D. Stover, this firm was in business at least 1859 to 1874. They were known for their planing and molding machines. See also the entry for the notorious Boston Conductory Co.

An ad in an 1866 issue of Scientific American says, "Stover Machine Company, manufacturer of machinists' tools of all kinds, Stover's patent wood-working machinery, machinists' and railroad supplies. 117 Liberty Street, New York. Manufactory, foot of 51st Street, North River. Henry D. Stover, President."

Before starting this firm, Stover was partner in the Boston firm of Stover & Bicknell.

Information Sources

  • 1859 article and 1860 ad in Scientific American.
  • 1862 catalog of "Wood and iron working machinery / army, naval, railroad, steamboat, and machinists supplies, steam engines, etc."
  • Listing in the 1874 work, Wiley's American Iron Trade Manual of the Leading Iron Industries of the United States: "Stover Machine Co.—H. D. Stover. 115 Liberty Street. Wood working machinery and supplies.".