H. D. Smith Co. (Plantsville, CT) - Most sources identify 1850 as the formation year for this company. However, we have not yet been able to locate any source documentation to support this. This company did not start producing traditional hand tools until right around the turn of the 20th century. Beginning in 1872, William S. Ward was a very active inventor for the company.
Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks
- Perfect Handle (Screwdrivers, Pipe Wrenches)
- Sharpenezy (Chisels)
- Gittatit (Pliers)