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H. F. Livermore Co.
Boston, MA
1887 - Current

 

Aliases

 

H.F. Livermore Co.

 

Locations                                                                                         

 

Boston, MA

History

 

The H.F. Livermore Co. was founded in Boston, MA in 1887 by Homer Fiske Livermore.  While visiting various textile mills, Livermore had observed many broken parts vital to the operation of looms.  These parts, made from cast iron, were brittle and broke easily.  Livermore decided to use malleable iron, just coming into use, for loom parts because it was more flexible than cast iron.  Among the first goods produced were a malleable iron shuttle binder and protector finger for Crompton & Knowles looms.  The company issued its first catalog in 1902 and established a research and development department in 1919.  It consistently contributed to the improvement of loom operations by providing superior parts.  H.F. Livermore died in 1940; his wife served as acting president from 1940-1947, when Chester Hammond became president, treasurer and director.  After that William F. Seller worked there and eventually bought out the company and ran it until he retired in the early 2000s.  They had a southeastern division and warehouse that opened in 1949 in Greenville, S.C., and a southwestern division and warehouse that opened in 1953 in Dallas, Texas.  They are one of the only providers of wood loom supplies that is still in operation. They did produce some industrial crayons along the way.

 

Known Crayon Boxes

                                                                                                                                                                                          

Product Name

ID

Box

Colors

Crayons

Box Color

Design

Variation

Years

Rarity

Value

H. F. Livermore Marking Grade No 103

HFL0002

LID

1

12

Brown

White Label

Line border, generic, black text

Unknown

9

$5

H. F. Livermore Marking Grade No 106

HFL0001

LID

1

12

Tan

Line border

Generic, black text

Unknown

9

$5

 

Photos

 

 

 

HFL0001

HFL0002