1950's Backus Novelty Company

photo credit: Mary Pierotti Family Collection

During this time period, the Backus Company manufactured components for radio tubes, as well as the lighter cases and other drawn metal components.  The company also made larger products such as parking meters and elevator parts.

The Official Backus/Chef Specialties Timeline

1906: Backus teams
with Holmes & Gilfillan

1906: Birth of Backus Company

Early Backus Garage: Backus builds
automotive garage in front of Backus Co.

1911: Cutglass Factory
purchased by Backus Novelty

1950's: Backus joins the Garage
and the new factory

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