S. Savage
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S. Savage Middletown Conn
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SAVAGE, SETH, Middletown, Connecticut
  • Rules and Squares
  • Ca. 1854
  • Marks: 1) S.SAVAGE/MIDDLETOWN CONN. 2) S.SAVAGE/MIDDLETOWN/CONN.
  • One source says Savage's business was acquired by A. Stanley & Co. in 1854, but another says he was still working in 1855. Stanley may have continued to use the name.
  • STANDARD RULE CO., Unionville, Connecticut
  • Levels, Metal Planes, Planes, Rules and Squares
  • 1872 until 1888
  • Principal was Andrew Upson.
  • Became the Upson Nut Co. through merger in 1888.
  • References
    • Rosebrook, Donald. 1999. American Levels and Their Makers Volume I - New England. Mendham, New Jersey: Astragal Press.
    • Smith, Roger K. 1981. Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America 1827 -1927 Athol, Massachusetts
    • Smith, Roger K. 1992. Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America Volume II. Athol, Massachusetts
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    Staniford & Rook
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    Staniford & Rook Bound (hooked)
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    STANIFORD & ROOK, E. Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Rules
  • Ca. 1850
  • Marks: STANIFORD&ROOK/E.CAMBRIDGE, MASS.
  • Rook was probably William H.
  • DAT has STANFORD, probably a mistake
  • 180 minor divisions on slide rather than more commonly found 280.
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    A. Stanley No. 6
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    STANLEY & CO., AUGUST, New Britain, Connecticut
  • Rules
  • 1854 until 1857 when merged with Hall & Knapp to become the Stanley Rule & Level Co.
  • Marks: *A.STANLEY*NEW BRITAIN, CONN.*
  • In 1831 the Stanley family started making hardware in New Britain; becoming the Stanley Works in 1852. Brothers August and Timothy Stanley with Thomas Conklin founded A. Stanley & Company in 1854 acquiring the rule business of Seth Savage, Middletown, Connecticut at the same time.
  • No. 5 Stanley Rule & Level Co.
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    No. 6 Stanley Rule & Level Co.
    2 foot 2 fold engineers gunter

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    No. 6 Stanley Rule & Level Co.
    2 foot 2 fold engineers gunter

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    No. 15 Stanley Rule & Level Co.
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    Hoggs Patent Stanley Rule & Level Co.
    Slide Rule
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    STANLEY RULE & LEVEL CO., New Britain, Connecticut
  • Bevels, Levels, Metal Planes, Other, Rules, Shaves and Squares
  • 1857 until 1920
  • Marks:STANLEY RULE/& LEVEL Co/NEW BRITAIN, CONN/WARRANTED BOX WOOD
  • References
    • Stanley, Philip. 1984. Boxwood & Ivory. Westbourough, Mass.: The Stanley Publising Co.
    • Smith, Roger K. 1981. Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America 1827 -1927 Athol, Massachusetts.
    • Smith, Roger K. 1992. Patented Transitional & Metallic Planes in America Volume II. Athol, Massachusetts.
    • Walter, John. 1996. Antique & Collectible Stanley Tools. Marietta, Ohio: The Tool Merchant.
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    No. 2 E.A. Stearns
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    No. 4 E.A. Stearns & Co. Makers Brattleboro
    2 foot 2 fold carpenters gunter
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    No. 5 E.A. Stearns & Co.
    2 foot 2 fold carpenters gunter
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    No. 4 E.A. Stearns & Co. Makers Brattleboro
    2 foot 2 fold carpenters gunter
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    No. 5 E.A. Stearns & Co. Makers Brattleboro
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    No. 45 E.A. Stearns & Co. Makers Brattleboro
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    STEARNS & CO., EDWARD A., Brattleboro, Vermont & Springfield, Massachusetts,
  • Rules
  • from before 1838 until 1863
    • Marks
    • E.A.STEARNS & CO
    • * E.A.STEARNS & CO MAKERS *
    • E.A.STEARNS & CO / MAKERS / BRATTLEBORO VT
  • Stearns who worked for S. Morton Clark & Co., purchased the assets of Clark starting his own business ca. 1838. Charles L. Mead later acquired the company sometime between 1857 and 1861, continuing the E.A. Stearns name until selling the business to the Stanley Rule & Level Co. in 1863. Early Stanley catalogs continued to show the E.A. Stearns name until at least 1898.
  • References
    • The Astragal Press 1989. The Stanley Catalog Collection. Catalogs from 1867, 1870, 1879, 1888 & 1898. Mendham, New Jersey: Astragal Press.
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    Stephens
    Desk rule with gunter slide
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    STEPHENS & CO., L.C., Riverton, Connecticut
  • Bevels and Rules
  • 1828 until 1901
  • Principal Lorenzo Case Stephens born 1809; died 1871
  • Marks: STEPHENS & CO RIVERTON CT
  • succeeded by his son Deloss H. Stephens
  • Deloss H. Stephens born 1837; died 1919.
  • Became part of Chapin-Stephens in 1901.
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