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Thomas Richard Almond

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of Fitchburg, Brooklyn, NY, & Ashburnham, U.S.A.

Born in Uppingham, England, in 1846. Emigrated to USA in 1866. Established himself in Fitchburg as a machinist. Married Eleanor Hortense Tollman. Business moved to Brooklyn in 1875. He was a prolific inventor, and took out many patents. His inventions included the Almond chuck, Almond flexible metallic tubing, shaft coupling, Almond turret head tool. [1].

Almond sold his business in 1904 to treasurer Carlton A. Hubbell, who incorporated as the T. R. Almond Manufacturing Co. See here for much more information[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. Machinery, v.12, May 1906, p.479)
  2. [1] VintageMachinery.org - T. R. Almond