Submitted by Richard K. Fleischer
Aetna Machine Works was founded in 1880 by Frank I. Freeman as a reorganization of the Douglas Machine Works and employed 18 hands in 1882. They made sawmills, pumps and 10 to 125 H. P. vertical & horizontal steam engines in the 1880’s. In 1888, they incorporated as the Aetna Machine Co. and were bought by Lloyd-Booth Co. in 1892. The steam engine line was then sold to Totten & Hogg Iron & Steel Foundry Co.
Aetna Foundry & Machine Co. Founded 1892 – 110 Hudson St. Employees – 95 in 1920. Made castings and did machining of the castings. Had a siding of the Erie RR. on the north side of the tracks.
Hudson St. is no longer in existence. It ran parallel to the Erie RR. line on the north side of the tracks. The Aetna Foundry & Machine was located at the corner of Hudson St. and Dover NW in Warren Ohio, just east of the Taylor Winfield Corp. plant. It was right across the Erie RR. tracks from the Union Steel & Supply Co.