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The Whitman & Barnes Manufacturing Company (W&B) was founded in 1877 by the merger of the Whitman & Miles Company with George Barnes & Company, and initially operated as a maker of knives for mowers and reapers. The company’s principal location was in Akron, Ohio, with a secondary location in Syracuse, New York.

The company later built factories in Chicago and in St. Catherines, Ontario. In Canada they manufactured Carpenter’s, Machinists and Tinners Hammers, Hatchets, Screw Wrenches, Pipe Wrenches, Auto Pliers, Screw Drivers, Drop Forgings, Etc.

Whitman & Barnes (W&B) was a well-known tool maker active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with its main office in Akron, Ohio.

The Whitman & Barnes Manufacturing Company (W&B) was founded in 1877 by the merger of the Whitman & Miles Company with George Barnes & Company, and initially operated as a maker of knives for mowers and reapers. The company’s principal location was in Akron, Ohio, with a secondary location in Syracuse, New York.

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