Millers Falls Company
Millers Falls, MA -1870-1931
Tool Types: Anvils, Bits, Boring Machines, Braces, Drills, Handles, Levels, Metal Planes, Saws, Shaves, Vices, and Others
Identifying Marks: Variations and combinations of “M.F. CO.,” “MILLERS FALLS TOOLS,” the company name, city or state, patent dates, model numbers, etc.
Directory of American Toolmakers (1999) lists Miller's Falls Mfg. Co.'s working dates from 1868 - 72 (formerly the Levi J. Gunn and Charles H. Amidon Co.) In 1872 they dropped the Mfg. to become Miller's Falls Co. (1872 - 1931).
This company was formerly the Levi J. Gunn and Charles H. Amidon Co. In 1872 they dropped the Mfg. to become Miller’s Falls Co., which lasted from 1872 to 1931 (Nelson 1999). One of the most prolific of New England’s late 19th and 20th century toolmakers, their bit braces and hand drills are commonly encountered in workshops and collections (FFLTC).
Millers Falls Co. n.d. Millers Falls Co., Millers Falls, Mass., No. 74 Chambers Street, NY. New York City, NY: Millers Falls Co.
Reeder, Layla. Development of modern bench planes: Millers Falls - the “Buck Rogers” planes. Tool Talk.
http://oldtoolheaven.com/ -- Information and photographs by Randy Roeder.
Tools of the Millers Falls Co. in the Museum collection.