Backus Vise Company

Millers Falls, MA - According to this document, this company was founded by Quimby S. Backus at Windsor and acquired by Millers Falls Co. in 1873.  The company was organized in 1869, and incorporated on October 9, 1871.  Here is a link to oldtoolheaven.com and an excellent and detailed biography of Mr. Backus and the various companies and inventions.

According to this history of Hyde Park, the vise business of A. H. Brainard was transferred to Backus in 1871.

The Backus design was initially produced at the Windsor Manufacturing Company.

Quimby S. Backus patents from DATAMP

Quimby S. Backus patents from the biographical source above:

 

78,565
June 2, 1868
vise

D3,130
July 28, 1868
design patent for vise

82,583
September 29, 1868
chuck drill

86,627
February 9, 1869
spool labeler assigned to self, Sidney Fairbanks, Orlando Mason

91,068
June 8, 1869
vise

102,078
April 19, 1870
process for facing valves and valve-seats

132,789
November 5, 1872
wrench

132,790
November 5, 1872
angular bit stock

132,791
November 5, 1872
bit brace

204,416
June 4, 1878
bit stock

216,776
June 24, 1879
bit stock wrench

233,464
October 19, 1880
bit stock

234,517
November 16, 1880
bit stock

250,047
November 29, 1881
ratcheting bit stock

275,011
April 3, 1883
combined bathing apparatus and commode

279,905
June 26, 1883
boiler

307,255
October 28, 1884
bathing cabinet

307,256
October 28, 1884
drip pan for water closet bowls

308,868
December 9, 1884
cabinet commode

D16,203
August 18, 1885
design patent for folding bedstead

334,504
January 19, 1886
combined bedstead and fireplace

344,511
June 29, 1886
combined heating and cooking stove

344,512
June 29, 1886
steam heater

344,513
June 29, 1886
oil stove

374,333
December 6, 1887
radiator

374,649
December 13, 1887
heat radiating mantel

390,743
October 9, 1888
gas log and fireplace

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