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Manufacturers Index - Buffalo Agricultural Works
History
Last Modified: Jul 15 2017 8:42PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In 1857 the Buffalo Agricultural Works were operated by John A. Pitts. John Pitts died in 1859 or '60 and the business was taken over by Brayley & Pitts, a partnership of James Brayley and Calvin Pitts.

This firm made a made a Gould pattern mortiser.

Information Sources

  • The list of premiums awarded at the 1857 New York State Fair includes a diploma awarded to Buffalo Agricultural Works for their mortising machine.
  • E. R. Jewett's 1858 Buffalo Directory lists Buffalo Agricultural Works, John A. Pitts, proprietor, located at Carolina corner of Third.
  • E. R. Jewett's 1860 Buffalo Directory lists Buffalo Agricultural Works, Brayley & Pitts, proprietor, located at Carolina corner of 4th. Foreman (and machinist) was Calvin W. Pitts.