Oswego Tool

Oswego Tool Co. (Oswego, NY) - 

According to this article, Oswego was started sometime before 1893 by John J. Tonkin.

Oswego, NY - On August 24th, 1896, the company announces capital stock of $25,000.  The only mention of officers is the Treasurer, Mr. Place. Stockholders are J. J. Tonkin, A. N. Radcliff and C. C. Place.  Mr. Tonkin also started the Tonkin Boiler & Engine Works (Oswego) in 1894, with investment from the Jermyns of Scranton, PA.  The factory was destroyed by fire in October 1898.  In March of 1901, Mr. Tonking founded the Tonkin Steam Carriage Supply Co. (Oswego).  Mr. Tonkin was also GM of the Oil Well Supply Co. (Oswego).  Several other companies across the U. S. A. list Mr. Tonkin as a Director.  At one point during 1905, an unknown person continued threatening his 12 yr. old daughter via the mail.  Mr. Tonkin offered a $50,000 reward for the threatener's identity.
DATAMP Patents assigned to Oswego Tool Co.

Sub Brands / Trade Names / Trademarks

  • Giles (Pipe Wrenches)
  • Oswego Standard (Pipe Wrenches)
  • Stillson Pattern (Pipe Wrenches)
  • Pease Design (Pliers)
  • Jarecki Pattern (Bench Vise)
  • Oswego (Pipe Vise)
  • Parker Pattern (Bench & Pipe Vises)