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Manufacturers Index - L. H. Olmstead
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In 1901 Leverett Homer Olmstead received US and Canada patents for a power hacksaw. By early the following year he was manufacturing his saw under the name L. H. Olmstead, in three sizes. In 1911, L. H. Olmstead's Son (yes, that was the business name) was marketing the machine which was still being manufactured by L. H. Olmstead.

Article illustration from 1902-12-11 American Machinist

Information Sources

  • 1902-02-06 The Iron Trade Review has an article on an improved power hacksaw. "This line of machinery is manufactured by the sole patentee, L. H. Olmstead, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J."
  • 1905-05-04 The Iron Age lists manufacturers who attended a Manufacturers' Association convention, including L. H. Olmstead of the manufacturer L. H. Olmstead, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.
  • Article in January 1912 Machinery.
    Hacksaw Machine: L. H. Olmstead's Son, Hasbrouck Heights, N. J.—Hacksaw machine of compact design, constructed to give a true vertical cut. The hacksaw frame is reciprocated by a revolving crank and connecting-rod, and the movement of the frame is the same irrespective of its height above the table. The work can be set to an angle, and its position is indicated by a pointer and graduations. The machine is started and stopped by a clutch attached to it. Three sizes are built having capacities for stock varying from 2 to 4½ inches square.