Us companies


#1

Could you please confirm:
Alcan Cartridge Co : 1951 to 1970
Federal: started in 1922
Peters : 1887 to 1934
US Cartridge Co: 1864 to 1938

Thanks
JP


#2

JP-According to “The Shotshell in the United States” by Richard J. Iverson, the dates are as follows:

Alcan Cartridge Co : 1951 to 1971
Federal: started in 1922
Peters : 1887 to 1934
US Cartridge Co: 1869 to 1938

Federal was originally started as “Federal Cartridge and Machine Company” in 1916. In 1917 or 1918 it was renamed “Federal Cartridge Company”. It was then renamed “Federal Cartridge Corporation” in 1922. In 1985 they were purchased by Federal-Hoffman (F.C. Holdings, Inc.). The Cartridge subsidiary was renamed Federal Cartridge Company. In 1988 the company was bought by Pentair, Inc. In 2001 Federal Cartridge became wholly owned subsidiary of ATK (Alliant Techsystems), located in Edina, Minnesota.

Here is a link for a nice history of Federal.

federalpremium.com/default.a … &s1=4&s2=4


#3

J-P,
Peters was merged with Remington Arms Co in 1934, but the Peters line of ammunition continued until I think sometime in the 1970s.