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Founded in 1850
Originally started as a joint partnership in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The earliest history of the Bolens company was the J.E. Gilson / H.W. Bolens Manufacturing Co. working together making chair irons and garden tools.
Gilson sold his share to Bolens in 1914
Post WWII. Acquired by FMC Corporation