Tolman & Proctor

Fitchburg, MA - 1840s-1850's, founded by Nathan Tolman and Sullivan G. Proctor.  Nathan's son took over around 1850, Cyrus S. Tolman.

C. S. Tolman was involved in many businesses, including this, Fitchburg Novelty Works and Fitchburg Manufacturing Co.

In the 1870s, there is evidence C. S. Tolman took over production of John Sherman Hoar's "off-shot" vise (New England Vise Company).  This advertisement shows C. S. Tolman manufacturing the Hoar patent vise.

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1845 Advertisement.