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Fulton Iron & Engine Works
Detroit, MI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jan 11 2016 3:33PM by Jeff_Joslin
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1889 Factory View
Stoddard Tire Upsetter

      Fulton Iron & Engine Works was founded in 1867 by John S. Newberry and James H. McMillian. They manufactured steam engines, wheelwrights' machinery, industrial anvils & vises, architectural iron works, mill work and parts for railroad cars a & locomotives.

In 1902 the company name was changed to National-Fulton Brass Manufacturing Co. The name suggests that by that time they were no longer making steam engines, mill machinery or wheelwrights' machinery.

Information Sources

  • Leaders of Industry and Commerce, by Thomas A. Arbaugh
  • An 1856 Detroit city directory lists the Fulton Iron Works.
  • Listing in the 1874 work, Wiley's American iron trade manual of the leading iron industries of the United States: Fulton Iron & Engine Works - J. R. Wayne, Treasurer. Saw-mills and machinery. 80 hands employed.
  • An ad in a 1920 issue of The Wood-Worker lists a Fulton 42" band resaw.
  • An ad in The Blacksmith and Wheelwright magazine,Vol. XXXVII. No. 5, May 1898 lists the Stoddard Tire Upsetter
  • Carriage and Wagon Makers Machinery and Tools by Kenneth L. Cope, 2004 page 99
  • The Book of Detroiters, by Albert Nelson Marquis, 1914, provided the information of the 1902 name change.
  • 1875-02-09 Iron Age.
    Fulton Iron & Engine Works, Detroit, Mich, are now making Mole’s tire upsetter in connection with their other manufactures. They have decided to call their production the Detroit Mole’s.