Continental Foundry & Machine Company

Gary, IN - Incorporated 23 December, 1912 on $40,000 capital by Charles Pekat and William & George Earle.  According to the April 1913 edition of Foundry, this company was formed to take over the Kells Foundry & Machine Company.  Kells was incorporated 2/8/1911 by William & George Earle, and C. W. Barne.  However, we do find a Kells Foundry & Machine Co. in Adrian, MI (200 miles away) as early as 1902.  Continental was acquired by Blaw-Knox in 1955.

Patent #1,106,056 - Bench Vise, Charles Pekat, assigned to Continental 8/4/1914 (Not in DATAMP)