Nicholson

Before the Civil War interrupted his plans, William Nicholson had been contemplating the design and development of a standard file. Visit this link: http://toolarchives.com/?q=nicholson---a-walk-through-time#overlay-conte... to view a timeline of the Nicholson Corporate history.

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In 1864, the Nicholson file was formally born.

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On April 5, 1864 William Thomas Nicholson successfully patents his first file cutting machine.

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The Nicholson File Company, was founded by William Thomas Nicholson (1834-1893) in 1864 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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On May 9, 1876 William Thomas Nicholson successfully patents a machine for stripping file-blanks.

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On May 9, 1876 William Thomas Nicholson successfully patents a different machine for cutting files.

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An early example of some Nicholson File packaging from 1878.

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The Nicholson® File Company's World's Fair Exhibit - Chicago 1893 Over 3,000 Varieties of Files and Rasps are displayed.

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