Laclede Chain – AMERICAN OWNED & OPERATED SINCE 1854. Making them the oldest domestic chain manufacturer. They started business as a blacksmith shop in St. Louis, Missouri, manufacturing wagon hardware for the wagon trains heading west. Most significantly they produced breast chain, trace chain and anti-spreader chains to support wagons under load. This chain was made, as it is today, from drawn rod or wire, the difference being that it was all formed with a blacksmith’s hammer and individually welded and joined over a hearth and bellows. By the 1890’s, Laclede company grew into an industrial concern selling chain and hardware on a national basis.
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