|Type||none; solely a brand|
|Founded||Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1869)|
|Headquarters||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Products||Professional Hand Tools|
The company was founded by Edward Taylor Lufkin, an American Civil War veteran of the Sixtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in Cleveland, Ohio 1869 and was originally named E.T. Lufkin Board and Log Rule Manufacturing Company.
The Lufkin Rule Company plant in Saginaw, Michigan as it was c.1918
Throughout its history Lufkin patented a variety of devices and manufacturing processes.
- US 149321, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Improvement in Board Measures", issued April 7, 1874
- US 272279, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Headed Lumber Rule", issued February 13, 1883
- US 272892, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Machine for forming and dressing lumber-rules", issued February 27, 1883
- "(advertisement)". Popular Science (Bonnier Corporation) 171 (3): 221. September 1957. ISSN 0161-7370.
- History of Lorain County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers. Philadelphia: Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 96. OCLC 54440022.
- Hoover's Handbook of American Business (5th ed.). Austin, Texas: Hoover's Business Press. 1995. p. 394. ISBN 978-1-878753-65-6.
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- Brand home page at Cooper Tools
- Scanned copies of historical Lufkin catalogs at Rose Antique Tools
- The Lufkin Rule Company Origins, a genealogy page about Edward Taylor Lufkin at the Internet Archive
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