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Manufacturers Index - Trevor & Co.
Last Modified: Aug 5 2008 8:53PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This maker also used names Trevor Manufacturing Co. and Trevor Machinery Co.

Beginning in 1858, this company used water from the Erie Canal to power its machinery, making shingle, heading, and stave-cutting machinery.

They officially incorporated in 1890 as the Trevor Machinery Company. By this time they were also making machinery for cutting thin stock for boxes, baskets, and crates, and also for sawn veneers. The company starting declining around the turn of the century, and went bankrupt in 1930.

An ad in a 1920 issue of The Wood-Worker shows the Trevor gauge lathe for making broom handles. A 1920 catalog for the Trevor Manufacturing Co. shows their handle and wood-turning lathes.

Information Sources

  • The Lockport city site.
  • Ads in 1868-1869 issues of Scientific American.
  • Listing in the 1874 work, Wiley's American iron trade manual of the leading iron industries of the United States as a maker of shingle machinery.