Old Vise

Discussion in 'Tools' started by Christopher, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Active Member

    20190723_181424-1070x736.jpg 20190723_181439-2016x954.jpg I'm having trouble finding much info on the Peoria Steel and Tool Co. Does anyone know how long they were in business? Thanks.
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  2. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Appears to have been established in 1904

    https://books.google.com/books?id=K...age&q="peoria steel and tool company"&f=false

    However, in another article, it is mentioned that they failed to open in 1906. See this quote. "When the Peoria Steel and Tool Company, with land located adjacent to the Herschel plant, failed to open operations in 1906, Herschel acquired their newly constructed plant that consisted of five buildings and opened their own plant."

    Seems an awfully short life.
  3. Christopher

    Christopher Active Member

    The only issue is the patents are 1902 & 1903. Would they have acquired the patents before opening?
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  4. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    The patents may have been issued to someone else and then assigned to the company.
  5. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

    Or they patented their vise and then started to manufacture it, but it didn't go well. Great research @Bakersgma !
  6. Mansons2005

    Mansons2005 Nasty by Nature, Curmudgeon by Choice

    I'm old and got plenty of vices. Whatcha wanna know? Oh, wrong subject, sorry!
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  7. sabre123

    sabre123 Well-Known Member

    I now have 'vise-envy.'
  8. KikoBlueEyes

    KikoBlueEyes Well-Known Member

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  9. Christopher

    Christopher Active Member

    Well, I believe I found the patent but nothing about J.R. Long or the company. But it's something. 20190724_061544.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2019
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  10. Christopher

    Christopher Active Member

    The Peoria Steel & Tool Co. Purchased the automatic vise and tool company and all related patents from John Reeves Long of Akron, OH in 1905 because they wanted to mass produce one of his vises. Which explains the earlier date
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