Here is a link to the Trowell Collector website containing a write-up on Buffum Tool Co.
However, given that we have examples with patent dates in the 1890's, we are gauging that they possibly started earlier than 1907.
The Pike County Genealogical Society tends to support the circa 1907 founding of the company and provides a nice history of the company and Buffum family.
Buffum Tool Co. (Louisiana, MO) - Contract Production for:
- Buffum (Pliers - Slip Joint combos, Thin nose combos, Button pattern wire cutting, Lineman's)
Buffum Tool Co. Patents
Frank W. Buffum Patents