1882 Scientific American J. A. Fay & Company Cincinnati Ohio JA FAY For Sale
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1882 Scientific American J. A. Fay & Company Cincinnati Ohio JA FAY:
1882 Scientific American The Manufacture of Wood Working Machinery - works of J. A. Fay & Company, Cincinnati, OhioAn original Dec 30 1882 Issue of Scientific American that features the J. A. Fay & Company Wood Working Machinery. In very good condition and a nice historical piece to add to your vintage wood working ephemera collection. Very suitable for framing/displaying. Photos are of the cover engraving, the inset article engraving and last page of advertisements.
------------------- Begin History Info -------------------Taken from: style="color:rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:13.3333px; font-style:normal; font-variant-ligatures:normal; font-variant-caps:normal; font-weight:400; letter-spacing:normal; orphans:2; text-align:start; text-indent:0px; text-transform:none; white-space:normal; word-spacing:0px; background-color:rgb(255, 255, 255); text-decoration-style:initial; text-decoration-color:initial;">In 1833, George Page of Keene, NH,patenteda foot-powered mortiser, the first such patent granted in the U.S. In 1834 he partnered withEdward Joslinto manufacture his invention; their firm was known asPage & Co.In 1836 Page and Joslin joined withAaron Davisand Thomas M. Edwards to formT. M. Edwards & Co.
Later that same year Jerub Amber Fay, who seems to have been an itinerant salesman, bought out Page, Davis, and Edwards, and with the remaining original investor, Edward Joslin, formed a new company calledJoslin & Fay. (At least, that is the often-repeated story. We have not found a single mention of "Joslin & Fay" previous to Simon Goodell Griffin's 1874 book,History of the Town of Keene, and we now suspect that Griffin got it wrong and all other references to Joslin & Fay are based on Griffin.) In 1842 Faypatentedhis own version of a foot-powered mortising machine. There are severalsurviving examplesof his design.
Yet another name that appears in the early history of this J. A. Fay isDavis, Fay & Co., believed to have been a partnership between Aaron Davis and J. A. Fay, and it was in business at least 1844-45, definitely in business at the same time as J. A. Fay & Co. We have seen a Fay patent mortiser labeled as made by Davis, Fay & Co.In 1847 or 1850, J. A. Fay & Co. opened a branch in Cincinnati. Fortunately for historians, that branch of the business—which would eventually become the headquarters—never operated under any name but J. A. Fay & Co. until the merger with the Egan Co. in 1893...------------------- End History Info -------------------See my other sales for vintage ephemera and other items from the 1800's and early 1900's. I will combine shipping for multiple items. Please inspect detailed photos for condition; I will note any imperfections that I am aware of.
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