Providence Tool Company Check To An Early Founder. – ON HOLD


This check was made out to the Director of the Providence Tool Co., Rufus Waterman who was in that position from 1856 to 1875.

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Providence Tool Company Check To An Early Founder.  Written in the amount of $2000.00, on October 8, 1857, to Rufus Waterman, one of the founders of the Providence Forge & Nut Co., established in 1853, which was absorbed by the Providence Tool Co. in 1856.    Illustrated with engravings of company buildings, and a scene of workers forging iron.

The Rufus Waterman House below a house built in 1830, but lavishly remodeled and added on to with the wealth of money made from Wartime contracts during the Civil War, and the general tool business.  The check represents his paycheck for this month, as the director of the of the consolidated firm until 1875.  The Providence Tool Co. produced 25,000 contract muskets and over 10,000 cavalry sabers delivered to the U.S. Government during the war.  Rufus Waterman endorsed the check on the reverse, and the signature of the Co. treasurer, J.B. Anthony signs on the front and back. The signature on the front was crossed out to cancel the check as well as the Marine Bank blind stamp.

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Weight .5 lbs