Another good solid antique tool from the days when pipefitting was a growth industry, back when steam pipes and plumbing were all threaded iron pipe. These days the tools are common and cheap with little use for them, now that plumbing is done with ABS, copper and Pex.
The Toledo Pipe Threading Machine Co. started in 1902 and was still going into the 60s at least. It became Toledo-Beaver after merging with Beaver Pipe Tool Inc. Toledo-Beaver was purchased by Curtis Manufacturing to become Curtis-Toledo Inc. located in St. Louis.
|The Rotarian Jan 1915|