Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company
Industry manufacturing
Fate dissolved
Founded 1875 (1875)
Defunct October 6, 1995 (1995-10-06)
Headquarters Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States
Products sewing machines, go/no go gauges
Taft-Peirce gauge advertisement in American Machinist, 1920.

The Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company was a pioneering sewing machine company established in 1875 at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, United States. As the sewing machine industry gradually commodified, Taft-Peirce leveraged its toolmaking capabilities to become a supplier of gauges, such as various kinds of go/no go gauges, to the manufacturing industries, and a supplier of engineering and toolroom work on a contract basis. The company was dissolved on 6 October 1995.[1]


  1. ^ Harold Kemble, Rick Stattler "Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company Records" Rhode Island Historical Society Manuscripts Division retrieved January 2012

Further reading[edit]

  • Blackall, F. Steele Jr. "A History of the Taft-Peirce Manufacturing Company and its Predecessor Corporations...From April 2, 1875 to the Close of World War II"
  • Hall, Joseph Jr., ed. Biographical History of the Manufacturers and Businessmen of Rhode Island... (Providence: J.D. Hall, 1901), 76-77.

External links[edit]