Detroit Vise Co.

Detroit, MI (The Railroad, Telegraph, Electric and Steamship Builders' Buyers' Guide, 1897)

The 11/1/1888 edition of the Detroit Free Press carries the incorporation notice of The Detroit Vise Co. to manufacture vises and small tools.  Incorporators are: Hugh Johnson, Moses A. Hawks, George C. Weatherbee and Julius A. Grosvenor.  It is important to note here that Mssrs. Wetherbee and Grosvenor also founded the Michigan Elevator & Engine Co. in 1888.  A very substantial biography on Mr. Wetherbee can be found here.

In September of 1889 the company is located at 108-110 West Larned St.  The final mention of the company comes in 1897.  According to Mr. Weatherbee's biography, the Detroit Vise Company was bought out by the Gardner Elevator Company.