Metal hardware Advertising Tool sign, conversion chart for Morse Cutting Tools. Metal sign is 16” by 22 1/4” has beveled edge border that wraps around to pressboard backside. Minor wear as can be expected, sign was in daily use. There are a few scratches and a couple of nicks along the edges. 40+ years old sign is clean, colors are bright and strong, and legible to read. Sign was made by Cambridge Sign Co., of Dedham, Mass. These signs were distributed to Morse tool users, printed along the bottom was the name of the company that used their tools. This particular sign was in use at the Springfield Tool Supply Co. in Vermont for many years. See Photos.
The Morse Twist Drill & Machine Company was founded by Stephen A. Morse and located in New Bedford, MA from 1864 to 1990. They made bits, dies, drill chucks and drills. They used the marks MORSE and M.T.D.&M.Co. Their name was also recorded as Morse Twist Drill & Mfg. Co Philadelphia's 1877 Centennial Exhibition showcased the first exhibition of Morse tools. Morse products gained an international reputation for quality and were sold throughout the United States and in England, Russia and Germany. In the latter part of the nineteenth century, the company began a pattern of acquisition which resulted in enormous growth. Unfortunately in latter part of the twentieth century the companies early success suffered reversals and setbacks, in the mid 1980’s had financial troubles. They closed in New Bedford, Mass. In 1990.
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