Lufkin is a brand featuring primarily measurement tools such as calipers, gauges, micrometers, and measuring tapes. Lufkin is a brand of Apex Tool Group.
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. Its Canada-based plant was in Barrie, Ontario.
The company was acquired in 1967 by Cooper Industries.
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