Early Lufkin logo
|Product type||Tape measure|
|Owner||Apex Tool Group (2010)|
|Previous owners||Cooper Industries (1967)|
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.
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
The Lufkin Rule Company plant in Saginaw, Michigan as it was c.1918
- "History of Lorain County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers". Philadelphia: Williams Brothers. 1879: 96. OCLC 54440022.
- "(advertisement)". Popular Science. Bonnier Corporation. 171 (3): 221. September 1957. ISSN 0161-7370.
- 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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