History of the Athol Machine Company.

Athol Machine Company (1868 – ?)

Laroy Starrett, one of America’s tool pioneers and inventor of the combination square was the founder, along with other associates, of the Athol Machine Company in 1868. During the time with the company Starrett developed a line of vises a meat chopper and other mechanics tools. He left the company due to patent disputes in 1875. Subsequently, Laroy sued the Athol Manufacturing Co. and won, this left him with enough capital to buy the company in 1905. Read More »

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