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Essex Brass. Another one falls.


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Old 09-16-2017, 05:31:13 AM
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Default Essex Brass. Another one falls.

Just visited the Essex Brass website this evening and was dismayed to see they plan to cease trading before the year is out.

Anyone looking for brass try-cocks, grease cups, petcocks, lubricators etc better move quickly as it appears their last shipping day is to be November 30th.

Sadly, a sign of the times. And after a century of manufacturing .....

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Here's a link to their web site.

This is their selection of oilers (scroll down to see photos); and this is their selection of grease cups.

Replacement glass for oilers can be found here.

Disappointing to see a venerable old business ceasing production of quality products and closing its doors, but such are the realities of This New Century. More's the pity.


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I called the other day to find more info and tell them how sad I was to hear this.
The man told me they are not ceasing because lack of profits. I guess the owner died some 3 years ago and it has to be sold to settle estate and no heirs. There were talks of new purchasers/owners so we may still be able to get product.
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Most likely this is the doing of the confiscatory federal estate tax.
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Default Re: Essex Brass. Another one falls.

If there are no heirs, there is no estate tax. No doubt a probate judge is stuck with "what to do with this" and has to act in whatever manner the laws of the state require. If somebody has the money to invest, they should inquire if the company can be purchased as a going concern--which would probably present the best value to the probate judge, or trustee managing the company.
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http://www.brassaircocks.com/


"Welcome to Essex Brass
Essex Brass is pleased to announce that we are working closely with a buyer who in the coming weeks and days aims to take over Essex Brass and to provide the same quality of parts and top notch customer service you have received since Essex was founded. We wish them the best and trust you will find them to take great care of YOU the customer! Thank You!"
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Not, recently but we have bought many products from them in the past, when we had supplied a paper mill. They were always great folks to deal with. Top notch people. I hope they emerge and continue on.
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I just received spring grease cups for my Eagle tractor engine bearings. In October I called and was told that they're closing near the last of November but would try to make my order. In late Nov I called and they said my order would be shipped. I got 'em yesterday. They use a rubber "O" ring whereas older ones I have use leather and the leather is brittle, breaks and I could not yet find leather the right thickness. These are the 1/4 inch pipe thread size. The adjusting plunger screw has an unnecessary flat on the side of the threads which may be a carryover from when the cover had a matching flat in the cylindrical hole for anti-rotation.
I'll try to show the email they sent on a buyer tor Essex.
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PLEASE SEE INVOICE

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CHRISTINE SNOOKS
ESSEX BRASS CORPORATION

Essex Brass is pleased to announce that we are working closely with a buyer who in the coming weeks and days aims to take over Essex Brass and to provide the same quality of parts and top notch customer service you have received since Essex was founded. We wish them the best and trust you will find them to take great care of YOU the customer! Thank You!
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Old news, but I see that nobody posted it this thread yet:

Flywheel Supply took over the Essex Brass products; website here.
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