Saturday, May 6, 2017

Vanished tool makers: Jobborn Manufacturing Company, "Stream Line Tools.", Hamilton, Ontario

I recently found this old wooden sanding block.

The earliest reference I can find for the company is 1914, when it was located at 50 Guise Street.  By 1951, it was out of 11 Brock Street East.  The company seems to have specialized in auto body tools, but also made items like reamers. 
An update from the former president; "Our company made and sold reamers, autobody tools etc. for Garage Supply which later got bought by a large industrial supplier. Between 1981 and 2007 we moved from 11 Brock St in Hamilton to 3345 North Service Road in Burlington. The company closed in 2007, at which time we were manufacturers and distributors of automotive and farm tools for Ford and J I Case dealers Canada-wide."
 Thank you for the information and it's sad to hear of another Canadian company's demise. 
Below, their products offered in the 1949 Garage Supply Company catalogue:


Unknown said...

Hi Duke,
We've just purchased a condo in the refurbished building at 11 Brock St. and was wondering if you could give me an idea where I may find hi-res scans (or originals) of the Jobborn pages you're showing here?

Mister G said...

Sorry, best we can do is the this link; but the
former president has visited the post and commented, possibly he will see this and can help. Unfortunately I don't have his email...
Thanks for the comment!

Unknown said...

I'm trying to find relatives any where in Canada.I do have a brother in North Carolina.

Unknown said...

I have found a 7/8" reamer by A. Jobborn Model No. 875K, 16" long.

It's a beauty. Has 8 flutes (spiral) at the end and also in the mid-section for about 4".

1/2" square drive for a tap handle.

Jess said...

I just bought a partial set of A. Jobborn Reamers. 3/8, 7/16, 1/4, 21/64. All are solid non adjustable with 1/2 inch Square shank and a round hole for a T handle about 1 inch from the top. Are these collectable. they appear to be very old in an old wooden box.