Hartmann Vise Company / Manufacturing Company

Racine, WI - Started in 1944 by Phillip Hartmann.  According to the Racine Journal - Times Sunday Bulletin of 11/7/1965, the company produced only vises until 1948 when they were asked to produce hydraulic components, and successfully did so.  Thereafter, they principally sold hydraulics but stayed in the vise business until 1958, when they sold their patent and vise business to "an Illinois firm."

Phillip Hartmann Patent #2,565,965 - Cam for sliding screw-operated vise jaws to final clamping position 8/28/51

Trade Names, Brand & Trademarks:

  • JAWSET - Block Text (Vises) (First Use 9/2/1948)

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