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Manufacturers Index - C, E. Johansson Inc.

C, E. Johansson Inc.
Poughkeepsie, NY: Dearborn, MI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Sep 11 2019 4:24PM by joelr4
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      Manufactured Gage Blocks (AKA Jo Blocks) used in manufacturing precision metalworking machinery. They were invented by Carl Edvard Johansson in 1897 and patented in Sweden on 02 May 1901. The first set imported to the U. S. was sold to Henry M. Leland at the Cadillac Automobile Co. The firm established a U. S. manufacturing firm in Poughkeepsie, NY and in 1918 the company was sold the Ford Motor Co. Ford moved the company to Dearborn, MI and continued manufacturing Gage Blocks there.

      Note: Even though this firm did not manufacture machinery, it provided the basic building blocks to enable other firms to manufacture them with the necessary precision to be successful.

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