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Manufacturers Index - E. B. Bosworth
Last Modified: Sep 13 2019 8:14PM by Mark Stansbury
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Operating as E. B. Bosworth and then E. B. Bosworth & Son, Edmund Burke Bosworth (1844-1912) was one of Rhode Island's lathe builders. His father was a machinist in Warren, RI, and his brother Walter S. Bosworth was a machinist and iron founder.

Information Sources

  • Ancestry.com genealogy records and family trees
  • Biographical history of the manufacturers and business men of Rhode Island, at the opening of the twentieth century, by Joseph D. Hall, 1901, Pg. 205.
    E. B. Bosworth & Son. — Manufacturers of presses, milling lathes for jewelry manufacturers and other machinery. Business established by E. B. Bosworth in January, 1886. Works located on Broad street, corner Main, in Warren R. I. Employ 6 hands. Edmund B. Bosworth, the founder of the business was born in Warren, R. I., December 9, 1844. he learned the trade of a machinist in his father's machine shop and brass foundry, growing up in the business from a boy. He was employed in Providence for the concern that is now the Household Sewing Machine Co., from 1875 to 1882. He then went to work in Bliss & Mason's jewelry shop at 119 Orange street, Providence, as a tool maker, where he remained until 1886, when he returned to Warren and began the manufacture of small lathes of his own invention, especially adapted to the jewelry manufacturing business. In 1891 a firm was organized, consisting of residents of the town of Warren, for the purpose of manufacturing dental mallets, which business was continued about six years. Mr. Bosworth then began again on his own account, since which time he has done an extensive business in the line of machinery that he turns out. In 1898 Mr. Bosworth took his son in as a partner in the business. Charles E. Bosworth was born in Warren, R. I., May 6, 1875. He graduated from Brown University in 1898, and the same year became a partner with his father, the firm name then being established as E. B. Bosworth & Son.
  • Bosworth's second shop, 16 Manning St., Warren, and home, 36 Baker St., Warren, have survived.
  • More history and machine information can be found at Tony Griffith's Lathe web site.