In no branch of industry have we more fully established our
capacity to manufacture goods equal or superior to the products
of European makers, than in the large and important department
of Mechanics' Tools.
Perhaps to no other man is the country so much indebted for
securing this result as to Mr. D. R. Barton of Rochester. He, by
the persistent patience and unfaltering energy of a lifetime,
has succeeded in so establishing the reputation of American Edge
Tools that he has been the means of stimulating many men of
enterprise and capital to engage in their manufacture, and that
he has not only contributed the efforts of his own life to this
important work, but been the means by his example of enlisting
many others also. And in this view we think the country stands
indebted in no small degree to Mr. Barton.
But still, palmam qui meruit ferat (Let him bear the palm
who has deserved it).