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  1. History of the Connecticut Valley in Massachusetts: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Men and Prominent Pioneers. Volume II. Philadlephia: Louis H. Everts, 1879. p. 701; "Henry E. Goodell." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) February 24, 1893.
  2. United States Letters Patent No. 51,173.
  3. [Untitled]. Springfield Republican (Springfield, Mass.) April 6, 1870. p. 8; Wiktor Kuc. Goodell Brothers - the Bedrock of Goodell-Pratt Co.http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-borTools/GoodellPratt/hist-GBrothers/GB-Hist-02.asp. (viewed June 6, 2013)
  4. Margo P. Jones. Town of Greenfield Historical Survey & Planning Grant: Final Report. Greenfield, Mass.: Office of Pierre A. Belhumeur, 1984.
  5. Greenfield Recorder (Greenfield, Mass.). October 30, 1901. p. 4; United States Letters Patent No. 27,571.
  6. Biographical Review: Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895. p. 326-327; information on Goodell Brothers shop: William F. Hough. “Over 40 years ago.” Dyno-mite (October 1942). p. 8.
  7. Arrangement with Mayhew Company: Mechanics’ Tools and Specialties: No. 1. Greenfield, Mass.: Goodell Brothers Co., 1896.
  8. The bench stop: United States Letters Patent No. 438,890; the power hack saw: United States Letters Patent No. 466,929; the spokeshave: United States Letters Patent No. 508,427.
  9. United States Letters Patent No. 557,328.
  10. Clifford F. Fales. "The Spiral Screwdrivers of Isaac Allard, F. A. Howard and J. W. Jones." The Gristmill. No. 67 (June 1992). p.10-14.
  11. The Goodell/Lanfair screwdriver: United States Letters Patent No. 591,097.
  12. "Brattleboro." Boston Sunday Globe (Boston, Mass). January 3, 1897. p. 2.
  13. On Goodell & Son: Wiktor Kuc. Goodell Brothers - the Bedrock of Goodell-Pratt Co. http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS-borTools/GoodellPratt/hist-GBrothers/GB-Hist-10.asp (viewed June 6, 2013); "The Goodells Sell Their Interest in the Manufacturing Corporation Bearing Their Name." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) January 2, 1897. p. 6.; North Adams Daily Transcript (North Adams, Mass.) January 27, 1897.
  14. "Simple Idea Wins Fortune." Hayward Daily Review (Hayward, Calif.) December 3, 1931. p. 2.
  15. "The Luey Store Sold to Harry Goodell—Prospect of a New Wholesale Grocery House." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) November 5, 1898. p. 6; obituaries: W. C. Townsend. "Goodell." Zion’s Herald, v. 78, no. 25 (June 20, 1900). p. 798; "Death of Harry G. Goodell." Greenfield Recorder (Greenfield Mass.) May 9, 1900. p. 3.
  16. William F. Hough. “Over 40 years ago.” Dyno-mite (October 1942). p. 8.
  17. Greenfield Manufacturing Company: "A New manufacturing Company." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield Mass.) April 4, 1899, p. 6; "Greenfield Items." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield Mass.) November 3, 1900, p.4; "Greenfield Items." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield Mass.) December 8, 1900, p. 4.
  18. "Greenfield Items." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield Mass.) August 23, 1902, p. 6.
  19. United States Letters Patent No. 719,934; Calvin L. Butler was awarded some thirteen patents—about half were for improvements to cutlery.
  20. Kenneth Cope. “Sorting out the Goodell Companies.” Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, v. 45, no. 4 (December 1992). p. 115.
  21. "Agreement between Goodell Manufacturing Company and the International Association of Machinists." Machinists Monthly Journal. v. 16, no. 12 (December 1904). p. 1067-1068.
  22. United States Letters Patent No. 488,691.
  23. United States Letters Patent No. 526,314.
  24. Fannie Shaw Kendrick. The History of Buckland. Buckland, Mass.: Town of Buckland, 1937. p. 252-253.
  25. The bench stop: United States Letters Patent No. 974,482; the saw set: United States Letters Patent No. 984,478; the hollow auger: United States Letters Patent No. 1,010,894.
  26. Incorporation and officers: Kenneth Cope. “Sorting out the Goodell Companies.” Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, v. 45, no. 4 (December 1992). p. 115.
  27. On Thomas O’ Neil: “51 years.” Dyno-mite, (Aug. 1946). p. 15.
  28. "Albert D. Goodell." Shelburne Falls Messenger (Shelburne Falls, Mass.) May 7, 1915.
  29. "Fred A. Goodell Commits Suicide." Springfield Republican (Springfield, Mass.) April 10, 1929.

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  1. On the Pratt family: Biographical Review: Sketches of the Leading Citizens of Franklin County, Massachusetts. Boston: Biographical Review Publishing Company, 1895. p. 61-62; Kenneth Cope. “Sorting out the Goodell companies.” Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, v. 45 no. 4, p. 115; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of the State of Massachusetts. New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1910. v. 3, p. 1549; National Cyclopedia of American Biography: Being the History of the United States as Illustrated in the Lives ... v. 41. Reprint ed. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms, 1967. p. 265-266.
  2. United States Letters Patent No. 6,989X.
  3. "Josiah Pratt." Greenfield Courier and Gazette, May 23, 1887, p.1; MHC Reconnaissance Survey Town Report: Charlemont. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1982. p.6; Historic & Archaeological Resources of the Connecticut River Valley: a Framework for Preservation Decisions. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Commission, 1984. p. 269; Josiah Gilbert Holland. History of Western Massachusetts: the Counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire ... Vol. 2. Springfield, Mass.: S. Bowles & Company, 1855. p. 427.
  4. Union shop information: Paul Jenkins. The Conservative Rebel: a Social History of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Greenfield, Mass.: Town of Greenfield, 1982. p. 183; “On Label Shops.” Machinists Monthly Journal, v. 23 (October 1911). p. 975; Massachusetts Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Annual Report of the Bureau of Statistics of Labor. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Co., 1906. p. 379; “Discards Union Label.” The Review (Detroit, Michigan: National Founders’ Association), (November 1911). p. 15.
  5. Kenneth L. Cope. Makers of American Machinist's Tools: a Historical Directory of Makers and Their Tools. Mendham, N. J.: Astragal Press,1994. p. 73, 241.
  6. "Greenfield Items." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) May 5, 1903, p. 6.; "Goodell-Pratt Co. Enlarging." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) August 25, 1906, p. 5; "Factories are All Hustling." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) November 17, 1906, p. 2.
  7. "A Reinforced Concrete Foundry." Foundry News. v.1, no.1 (May 1910). p. 4-5.
  8. Fannie Shaw Kendrick. The History of Buckland. Buckland, Mass.: Town of Buckland, 1937. p. 253; "New Shop Will Start with 30 Men." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) August 7, 1912, p. 6; "Celebrated 50th Anniversary." Gazette and Courier (Greenfield, Mass.) November 19, 1913, p. 2.
  9. At times, erroneously reported as O. L. Richtmyre. A. L. Richtmyre became president of Stratton Level Company after working for the Boston & Maine Railroad. See: "Trade Notes." Iron Trade Review. v. 42, no. 9 (February 28, 1908). p. 432.
  10. Most of the information in section: Don Wing. "Stratton Levels." The Mechanick's Workbench. No. 6 (December 1978). p. 8-9.
  11. Kenneth Cope. “Sorting out the Goodell Companies.” Chronicle of the Early American Industries Association, v. 45, no. 4 (December 1992). p. 115.
  12. Smead’s role: Paul Jenkins. The Conservative Rebel: a Social History of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Greenfield, Mass.: Town of Greenfield, 1982. p. 183.

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