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Vlchek Tool Company

Vlchek Tool Company
Industry Manufacturing
Fate purchased
Successor Pendleton Tool Industries Co.
Founded 1894
Defunct 1958
Headquarters 3001 East 87th Street, Cleveland, Ohio
Key people
Frank J. Vlchek
Products Hand tools

Vlchek Tool Company was a hand tool manufacturer. Vlchek originally made and sharpened tools for stonecutters and masons, and later made tools for automobiles and for agriculture machinery.

Vlchek Tool Company was founded as a blacksmith shop in 1894 in Cleveland, Ohio by Frank Vlchek, it was incorporated in 1909.

In 1958 Pendleton Tool Industries Co. bought out the Vlchek Tool Company. In 1964 Pendleton itself merged with Ingersoll-Rand. In 1969 Ingersoll closed Vlchek's East 87th Street, Cleveland, Ohio plant.

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External links

  • VLCHEK, FRANK J. - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
  • VLCHEK TOOL CO. - The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History
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