1862, Gun Makers Seek Employment, Letters To The Providence Tool And Armory


1862, Gun Makers Seek Employment, Letters To The Providence Tool And Armory

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This is an original letter grouping of four letters, dated 1862, where gun makers, craftsmen and telegraph operators have written to the Providence Tool and Armory, vouching for their skills and seeking employment. Signatures include, Joseph B. Russell, H.N.Williams, Joseph Gardner Jr., and J.F.Taylor.Letters vary in size, 8x11 to 6x9, overall good condition.

The Providence Tool Company was the outgrowth of the business ventures of two brothers. In 1834, Joseph and Jeremiah Arnold began manufacturing nuts and washers in Pawtucket. When Joseph retired, Jeremiah joined William Field, named their business William Field & Co., and moved to Providence in 1846. In April 1847 the name was changed to the Providence Tool Company.

company is known for its ammunition production. However, in its early years, it primarily made hammers, pick axes, marlinspikes, nuts, and bolts. In 1856 it merged with the Providence Forge and Nut Company. The Providence Tool Company was successful in supplying machine parts and tools across the nation.

Civil War created a demand for companies to make munitions for the Union army. The Providence Tool Company took up the call and began weapons manufacturing in 1861. The Company hired Frederick W. Howe, a former supervisor at the Robbins and Lawrence Armory in Windsor, Vermont, to help start the manufacturing of arms.

During the 1860 and 1870s the company continued to produce hardware and machinery. The business expanded so much that in 1867 it opened an office in New York and London. In 1869 the London office closed and when the company encountered difficulty in 1875, the New York office closed as well. In 1873, it received a contract from Singer Sewing Machines to make sewing machines and made machines under other brand names.

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