The 6/2/1913 edition of Industrial World notes the incorporation of McKaig-Hatch Inc. in Buffalo, NY on $20,000 capital to produce mechanical tools and contrivances. Officers noted are:
- Chauncey R. Hatch (Working previously for the Chicago Wire and Fuse Company and then Herbrand Company of Fremont, Ohio)
- Archibald McKaig Sr.
- Frank S. Leary
An announcement in Motor World from October, 1913 notes that they will make combination pliers and will be located at 1584-1590 Niagara Street. It also notes McKaig and President, Harry C. Young as VP, and Hatch as Secretary & Treasurer.
On May 8, 1922, Mr. McKaig passed away.
In 1922, McKaig-Hatch is listed as making Wrenches and Pliers in the industrial directories.
McKaig-Hatch was acquired by The Tasa Coal Company of Buffalo sometime in 1962.
McKaig Drop Forge Co. (Buffalo, NY) - We have not found the formation announcement for this company. Interestingly, we find this company beginning in 1912, advertising the Sure-Cutter Pliers patented by Mr. McKaig. A 1921 Engineering Directory lists McKaig Drop Forge (wrenches) and McKaig-Hatch (forgings & pliers).
Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks
- McKaig's (Adjustables)
- Sure-Cutter (Pliers) - (1912 advertisement) - Archibald McKaig Sr. - Patent #1,116,093 - Pliers