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of New York of New York
Eliphalet Lyon supported Richard Dudgeon in developing and making portable hydraulic presses, patented by Dudgeon in 1851. In 1859 the patnership of Dudgeon & Lyon was created. Subsequently the partnership was dissolved,and the two men started separate competing businesses, as E. Lyon & Co. and as Richard Dudgeon.
Watson died in 1896 and Stillman assumed sole control of the business.
In 1904 the company reorganized as the Watson-Stillman Co. and moved to Aldene (now Roselle), NJ.