Oswego Tool Company

Oswego, NY - According to this article, Oswego was started sometime before 1893 by John J. Tonkin.  However, according to this article, Mr. Tonkin and Mr. A. N. Radcliffe started the company together in 1887.

On August 24th, 1896, the company announces capital stock of $25,000.  The only mention of officers is the Treasurer, Mr. Place. Mr. Place took over assignment of a bankrupt company and petitioned the state to continue operations, which apparently was successful.

In 1901, the board elected Albert N. Radcliffe - Pres. & GM, Delos Radcliffe - VP., and Chauncey C. Place as Sec. / Treas.

a 12/1908 magazine notes the publication of catalog #21.

Trade Names and Brands from Trade Publications:

  • Jarecki Pattern (Bench)
  • Oswego (Pipe Vises, Wrenches)
  • Parker Pattern (Bench & Pipe)
  • Stillson (Wrenches)
  • Standard (Wrenches)


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