Starrett was born in China, Maine.
He rented a farm at the age of twenty-six in Newburyport, Massachusetts. He was very successful at farming, and was always tinkering with new tools and new techniques.
Starrett's first invention was a meat chopping machine that he called the Hasher. After his success with this invention, he left farming behind and turned to the world of business.
He eventually bought the Athol Machine Company in 1905.
Starrett's 125 and still going strong: as others struggle with globalization, this steady New England firm has been playing international chess from the get-go!(straight talk)
Jul 01, 2005; Not many companies are still in business after 125 years. L. S. Starrett Company achieved that success level this year. Like most...