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Series VII : E. & T. Fairbanks & Co.
Fairbanks family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSC 139:21-22  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Fairbanks family.
Title : Series VII : E. & T. Fairbanks & Co.
Physical Description : 2 folders.
Summary :

Two folders containing a letter dated 1827 written to Isaiah Ripley in Franconia, N.H. "to cast about thirty" from a pattern the sender enclosed, several examples of company advertising from the 1860s, and miscellaneous papers from Joseph Fairbanks' law firm in the early 1900s.

Biographical or historical data :

Thaddeus Fairbanks (1796-1886), built and operated a gristmill and sawmill, and built carriages in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. In 1823 Thaddeus built an iron foundry and his brother, Erastus Fairbanks (1792-1864), joined him to establish E. and T. Fairbanks, to manufacture stoves and plows. Thaddeus, an inventor and mechanic, perfected and patented a design for a platform scale in 1830 and three years later Erastus, Thaddeus, and their youngest brother, Joseph P. Fairbanks (1806-1855), formed E. & T. Fairbanks & Company to manufacture and sell the scales. The company was successful and the scales became renowned nationally and internationally. E. & T. Fairbanks & Company continued in business until 1916 when it was purchased by Fairbanks, Morse and Company of Cincinnati and Chicago.

Source : Forms part of: Fairbanks family papers, 1798-1953.
Corporate Subject : E. & T. Fairbanks & Co.
Subject Term : Stoves Vermont Saint Johnsbury.
Geographic Term : Saint Johnsbury (Vt.) Commerce.
Genre/Form : Letters.
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