Wednesday, February 27, 2019
I was touring a local metalworking shop and there- looking as though it had been there for a hundred years- was a good solid Hallowell workbench. I didn't feel as though I could whip out my phone and take a picture- it wasn't that photogenic anyway- but I did later find this 1942 ad instead.
Standard Pressed Steel Co. was founded in Philadelphia in 1902 by Howard Hallowell and moved to Jenkinville in 1920. When they needed work tables they made their own and soon began selling them under the Hallowell name.
Happy to report that Hallowell (albeit under different ownership) and Standard Pressed Steel Co. (making fasteners) are both still in business. Good to see.