The Davistown Museum
Center for the Study of Early Tools
Scattered throughout The Davistown Museum are tools by important manufacturers who are also the subject of
information files compiled by the museum. This is a listing of our holdings for:
J. M. King & Co.

Status Location
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Classic Period of American Machinists' Tools
Measuring Tools
101701T16 Adjustable die stock DTM MH
Drop-forged steel, 13 5/8" long, signed "J. M. King & Co. Waterford NY No 42".
DATM (Nelson 1999) lists this company in Waterford from 1887 - 1910. They made dies, pliers, and taps; these tools are encountered
51100T14A Adjustable die stocks (2) DTM MH
Drop-forged steel, 10 7/8" and 14 3/8" long, signed "J. M. King & Co. Waterford, NY".
The Industrial Revolution (1865f.): Other Factory Made Tools
Blacksmith, Farrier, and Metalworking Tools
50402T9 Blacksmiths' tap DTM MH
Drop-forged steel, 3 1/2" long, signed "J M KING" and "14".
J. M. King is an early mark of J. M. King & Co., Waterford, NY (1887 - 1910), maker of dies, pliers, and taps (Nelson 1999, 151-2).
11115T4 Thread tap DTM MH
Steel, 2 1/2" long, 1/2" diameter, signed "J.M. KING".
J.M. King worked out of Waterford, NY circa 1887 to 1910 (DATM 1999).

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