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The Crane Company, or Crane Co., was founded on July 4, 1855 by Richard T. Crane in Chicago, Illinois. Its industry is industrial products (previously bathroom fixtures) and its headquarters were in Chicago, Illinois (1855-1960), New York City, New York (1960-1992) and Stamford, Connecticut (1992-present). Its bathroom fixtures operations were sold to American Standard, Inc. in 1990, becoming Crane Plumbing, LLC.

SUBSIDIARIES

  • Crane Export Corporation (New York City, San Francisco, Shanghai, Mexico City, Havana)
  • Crane, Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec)
  • Crane-Bennett, Ltd. (London, England)
  • CIE Crane (Paris, Nantes, Brussels)
  • Thatcher Furnace Company (1964-1968)

PLANTS

  • Bridgeport, Connecticut
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Ipswich, England
  • Trenton, New York
  • Montreal, Quebec
  • St. Johns, Quebec

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COMPANY NAMES

R. T. Crane Brass & Bell Foundry (1855-1856)

R. T. Crane & Bro. (1856-1865)

North Western Manufacturing Company (1865-1872)

Crane Brothers Manufacturing Company (1872-1890)

Crane Company (1890-1922)

Crane Co. (1922-present)

PRODUCTS

  • Gas Water Heaters
    • "Keystone"
      • No. 2
    • "Marvel"
      • No. 32
    • "Premier" Automatic
      • No. 2 ($125 or $235)
  • Hospital Fixtures
    • Autopsy Tables
    • Clinic Slop Sinks
    • Continuous Flow Baths
    • Electric Light Bath Cabinets
    • Emergency Baths
    • Infants' Baths
    • Marble Controlling Tables
    • Shower Baths
    • Surgeon's Lavatories
    • Surgeon's Sinks
  • Pipe Fittings
  • Valves

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