References for Langdon Mitre Box Company history

References for Leander W. Langdon page

Leander W. Langdon page

  1. Samuel S. Fisher. Reports of Cased Arising Upon Letters Patents for Inventions: Determined in Circuit Courts of the United States. 2nd ed. Cincinnati: Robert Clarke and Co., 1871. Vol. 2. p. 105-115.
  2. Henry M. Burt. Burt’s Illustrated Guide to the Connecticut Valley. Northampton: New England Publishing Co., 1867. p. 90.
  3. Agnes Hannay. “A Chronicle of Industry on the Mill River.” Smith College Studies in History, v. 21, nos. 1-4. p. 75-80.
  4. Burt. p. 90.
  5. Grace Rogers Cooper. The Sewing Machine: its Invention and Development. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1976. p. 40-42.
  6. William Ewers and H. W. Baylor. Sincere’s History of the Sewing Machine. Phoenix: Sincere Press, 1970. p. 39-40.
  7. Charles Arthur Sheffeld. The History of Florence, Massachusetts: Including a Complete Account of the Northampton Association of Education and Industry. Florence, Mass.: C. Sheffeld, 1895. p. 242.
    “The Great Workshops of America: the Florence Sewing Machine Company’s Works.” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, no. 552, (April 28, 1866). p. 84.
  8. Burt. p. 90.
  9. “Hampshire County Items.” Gazette and Courier. (Greenfield, MA) Dec. 25, 1865.
  10. Michael Phelan. The American Billiard Record: a Compilation of Important Matches Since 1854. Boston: Phelan and Collender, 1870. p. 33, 46.
  11. “In Northampton...” Lowell Daily Citizen and News (Lowell, MA) August 21, 1869.

Leander W. Langdon page

References for Langdon Mitre Box, 1865-1875 page

Langdon 1865-1875 page

  1. “Improved Miter Box.” Scientific American. v. 16, no. 19 (May 11, 1867), p. 296.
  2. United States Letters Patent No. 51,387 (Goddu) and United States Letters Patent No. 84,025 (Vittum).
  3. W. F. Spear. History of North Adams, Mass., 1749-1885: Reminiscences of Early Settlers … North Adams, Mass.: Hoosac Valley News Printing House, 1885. p. 82.
  4. Also known as: Clement Hawks Mfg. Co., Clement & Hawkes Mfg. Co., Clement & Hawks Co.
  5. “Telegraphic Brevities.” New York Times. July 27, 1871.
  6. United States Letters Patent No. 151,139 (Langdon) and United States Letters Patent No. 152,529 (Strong)
  7. Millers Falls Company. [Catalog]. New York: Millers Falls Company, ca. 1875. p. 24.
  8. Elizabeth M. Sharp. In the Shadow of the Dam: the Aftermath of the Mill River Flood of 1874. New York: Free Press, 2004.
  9. “Business Interests.” Boston Daily Advertiser, February 03, 1875.
  10. “Millers Falls.” Gazette & Courier (Greenfield, MA), February 22, 1875.

Langdon 1865-1875 page

References Langdon Mitre Box Company, 1875-1906 page

Langdon 1875-1907 page

  1. “Millers Falls.” Gazette & Courier (Greenfield, MA), July 13, 1874; September 28, 1874, November 23, 1874, July 19, 1875; “Turners Falls.” Gazette & Courier (Greenfield, MA), June 7, 1875.
  2. “Greenfield Items.” Gazette & Courier (Greenfield, MA), April 5, 1875; July 26, 1875.
  3. Greene & Brandt stretcher: United States Letters Patent No. 138,560; ad for Langdon Housekeeper's Friend is courtesy Roger K. Smith.
  4. Price, Benjamin, and Steuart, Arthur. American Trade-mark Cases Decided by the Courts of the United States, both State and Federal and by the Commissioner of Patents, and Reported between 1879 and 1887. Baltimore: Cushings and Bailey, 1887. p. 621-628.
  5. Ibid. p. 625.
  6. Ibid. p. 627.
  7. United States Letters Patent No. 177,710.
  8. United States Letters Patent No. 484,050.
  9. Paul Jenkins. The Conservative Rebel: a Social History of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Greenfield, Mass.: Town of Greenfield, 1982.
  10. United States Letters Patent No. 694,323.
  11. United States Letters Patent No. 834,073.
  12. Telephone interview, John J. Owen. March 5, 2005.

Langdon 1875-1907 page