probably no section of our country where machinists' and
mechanics' tools are used, that the name of the Davis
Level and Tool Company is not also familiar, and for
that matter, hardly any part of the civilized globe.
The extent of this company's operations, the
character of their productions, their
contributions to the industrial thrift of
the city, and the notoriety their products
have given Springfield as a first class
manufacturing center, all combine to make it a concern whose benefits
are incalculable, and whose wide-spread and far-reaching
trade stamp it as the peer of any similar establishment
in the whole country."
Manufactures & Resources of Springfield, Mass.:
Historical, Statistical & Descriptive Review. (National
Publishing Co., 1883)