John H. Manny was the founder of the company that produced this Emerson cultivator. He joined forces with Ralph Emerson in 1854 in order to finance expansion of J.H. Manny & Co. After Manny’s death in 1856, the company name was changed to Talcott, Emerson & Co. In 1909, the company was renamed Emerson-Brantingham.
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