During the period of 1866-67, Johnson & Co. was manufacturing a patent taper lathe and a circular sawmill for cutting small stock such as handles, chair parts, or fence pickets.
- An advertisement in the 1866-10-03 American Artisan is for West's Automatic Tapering Lathe from Johnson & Company.]
- An advertisement in the 1867-07-10 American Artisan magazine features "West's Improved Automatic Tapering Lathe. Warranted to turn unequal diameters in wood, broom-handles, fork-handles, etc., at the rate of 1,000 to 2,000 running feet per hour, according to finish desired. ... Durkee's Automatic Sawing Machine. Warranted to saw small stuff from the log at the rate of 1,000 to 2,000 running feet per hour. Send for illustrated circulars. JOHNSON & COMPANY, Geneseo, Livingston county, N. Y."