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Manufacturers Index - Trump Brothers
Last Modified: Jun 21 2019 3:02PM by Jeff_Joslin
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The Trump brothers were Charles N. and Samuel N. Their firm dates back to 1873, and perhaps earlier. By 1886 they were known as Trump Brothers Machine Co., although we have seen a saw from this time, or shortly before, that was made by Trump & Frederick In any event, Trump Brothers Machine Co. were in still in business in 1922.

This firm made foot-powered scrollsaws, including "Fleetwood", "Dexter", and "Greenwood" models. Some parts may be interchangeable with the "Challenge" model from Seneca Falls Manufacturing Co. but this appears to be a case of one company copying the other rather than a formal relationship between the two.

Information Sources

  • From 1873 ad and 1875, 1876, and 1886 articles in Manufacturer & Builder.
  • Listed in a work published by the United States Centennial commission,Official Catalog of the 1876 International Exhibition, as a maker of "foot power scroll saws".
  • A 1935 obituary for one Julius J. Guenveur says that he had retired from Trump Brothers Machine Co. twenty years previous.
  • Information on parts interchangeability between Trump and Seneca Falls is courtesy of Richard Van Vleck of AmericanArtifacts.com.
  • Ad in the February 1922 Machinery for Trump Brother Machine Co.'s drill chucks.