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Watson-Stillman Co (USA)

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of New York of New York

Brief History:-

Eliphalet Lyon supported Richard Dudgeon in developing and making portable hydraulic presses, patented by Dudgeon in 1851. In 1859 the patnership of Dudgeon & Lyon was created. Subsequently the partnership was dissolved,and the two men started separate competing businesses, as E. Lyon & Co. and as Richard Dudgeon.

Lyon died in 1883 and operation of the company passed to the company's superintendent, Thomas H. Watson, and Lyon's step-son, Francis H. Stillman. In 1886 the business became Watson & Stillman.

Watson died in 1896 and Stillman assumed sole control of the business.

In 1904 the company reorganized as the Watson-Stillman Co. and moved to Aldene (now Roselle), NJ.

See here[1] for source of this and much more information.

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  1. [1] - Watson-Stillman Co.