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Lufkin (brand)

Type none; solely a brand
Industry Manufacturing
Founded Cleveland, Ohio, USA (1869[1])
Headquarters Houston, Texas, USA
Products Professional Hand Tools

Lufkin is a brand featuring primarily measurement tools such as calipers, gauges, micrometers, and measuring tapes. Lufkin is currently a brand of Cooper Industries.


  • History 1
  • Innovations 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The company was founded by Edward Taylor Lufkin, an American Civil War veteran of the Sixtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry[2] in Cleveland, Ohio 1869[1] and was originally named E.T. Lufkin Board and Log Rule Manufacturing Company.

The company was acquired in 1967 by Cooper Industries.[3]


Throughout its history Lufkin patented a variety of devices and manufacturing processes.

  • US 149321, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Improvement in Board Measures", issued April 7, 1874 
  • US 272279, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Headed Lumber Rule", issued February 13, 1883 
  • US 272892, Lufkin, Edward Taylor, "Machine for forming and dressing lumber-rules", issued February 27, 1883 


  1. ^ a b "(advertisement)".  
  2. ^ "History of Lorain County, Ohio, with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers". Philadelphia: Williams Brothers. 1879. p. 96.  
  3. ^ Hoover's Handbook of American Business (5th ed.).  

External links

  • Brand home page at Cooper Tools
  • Scanned copies of historical Lufkin catalogs at Rose Antique Tools
  • The Lufkin Rule Company Origins, a genealogy page about Edward Taylor Lufkin at the Internet Archive

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