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Description: Reverse reads, "Seagrave corp." An unidentified man works on a coulter machine at the Seagrave corporation in Columbus, Ohio. The coulter is a type of metalworking machine tool that was created by the Automatic Machine Co. based in Bridgeport, Conn. It is used for planing new brasses and planing slide valves for reseating. Seagrave Corporation eventually became Seagrave Fire Apparatus, and is now the oldest' continuous manufacturer of fire apparatus in North America. The company was founded in 1881 in Detroit, Michigan, by Frederic Seagrave, and moved to Columbus, Ohio, in 1891. In 1963, it moved to Clintonville, Wisconsin where it is still located today. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B07F10_014_1
Subjects: Seagrave Fire Apparatus (Firm); Electric apparatus and appliances--Fires and fire prevention; Industries--Ohio--History--Pictorial works; United States. Work Projects Administration (Ohio)
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)