Franklin A. Howard

This obituary and photograph are courtesy of Cliff Fales.  The obituary is from The Republican Journal, Belfast, Maine, October 1, 1903.

Adjustable mitering machine invented by Franklin A. Howard.  The miter machine is marked:  Howard Mfg. Co. / Belfast, Maine / Howards Patent / Aug. 21, 1866.

More information on F. A. Howard and the Howard Mfg. Co. can be found in the Registry of Maine Toolmakers.

The Museum has three Howard screwdrivers on exhibit in the Industrial Revolution (IR) Collection.

Also see Clifford Fales' Gristmill article on spiral screwdrivers made by F. A. Howard.