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of Worcester, Mass, USA
Machine tool makers.
It began as the shop of I. S. Chapman, where Hannibal Hamlin Houghton was employed. Alexander and Sewall Thayer bought the business and operated it as A. & S. Thayer.
Thayer, Houghton & Co was formed as a partnership of Alexander Thayer (born 15 Jun 1813, Bellingham, Norfolk County, Mass., died 23 Mar 1895, New Haven, New Haven County, Conn.); Hannibal Hamlin Houghton; and Edwin C. Cleveland.
Pioneers of the application of gargoyles on planing machines. A bizarrely-styled planing machine, c.1855, was illustrated in the magazine 'Machinery' in 1909 
Later became the New York Engine Co.