Lauber Tool Handles
Wooden Lauber tool handles were
by William Lauber of Milwaukee, WI.
His grandson John had a display at a mwtca meet outside Milwaukee
a few years ago. He said that a lot of the company's
records were thrown away. In addition to wooden handles he had some
letterhead and a cool hollow metal casting and pattern that was the
handle for a soldering iron. A casting turned up on the 'bay and I bought it:
It's about 5 inches long and about 1 3/8 inches in diameter at the widest point.
Here is one of the pictures I sent John from a patten making supply catalog I have:
Here's the letter I received back on Lauber letterhead that John had recreated.
(with edits to remove an address and phone number)
Additionally William Lauber held patents for a rotary engine 871,125,
clothespins 1,507,072 and container bung
There is additional information in issue 15 of the Gristmill (March 1979)
or in the Gristmill Reprint of 2000 on page 13.