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Fletcher

Fletcher is the leading manufacturer of table-top and wall mounted cutters, fasteners and drivers, circle and oval glass cutters, hand-held glass and plastic cutters, carbide glass cutting wheels, pillar post holders, inserts and patented packaging solutions.

Our History

It all started in Leverett, Massachusetts in 1868.

4.jpgO.M. Pike, a local jeweler, was convinced that diamonds can't possibly be the only means for cutting glass. So he ponders, tinkers, and experiments. Over time, a crude but marginally effective glass cutter emerges from the debris of his creativity. It's a first-of-its-kind rod, made from hardened steel positioned between two friction rollers. Mr. Pike received a U.S. Patent in 1868 for his "Magic Diamond" invention.

1.gifShortly afterwards, Mr. Pike met Samuel Monce, an employee of the R.J. Ives Machine Shop in Bristol, Connecticut. In 1869 Mr. Monce perfected the Magic Diamond to create and receive a patent for the "Excelsior", later and more commonly known as the "Bristol Diamond" - a simple, bone-handled tool with a steel wheel.

Four years later, Fred S. Fletcher joined the company. An engineer, Fletcher soon got the idea that a glass cutter with interchangeable wheels would provide considerable cost savings to customers.

While this idea also earned its inventor a patent, Uncle Samuel was not especially intrigued. And so the world had some to time to wait for the Bristol Diamond.

2.gifBehind the scenes, however, Fred Fletcher, his brothers Tom and Gayle, and his father-in-law Franklin Terry formed a partnership, and manufacturing was underway in a barn on the Terry property in Bristol

Eight years later, in 1911, Fred purchased his brothers' financial interest and incorporated the business under the name we still proudly display: The Fletcher-Terry Company.

3.jpgIn 2012, the Fletcher-Terry Company made its first acquisitions by purchasing the AMP and Alfamacchine Companies and again in 2013, acquired the Albin Products Company and today is referred to as the Fletcher Business Group.

Today, Fletcher is the global brand and leading manufacturer of table-top and wall-mounted/free standing substrate cutters, and points & drivers for picture framing, as well as glazing applications, hand-held glass cutters and pliers, carbide scoring wheels, pillar post and inserts for automated glass processing industry.

Company Locations – Manufacturing and Warehousing Operations

Corporate Headquarters
Fletcher Business Group
East Berlin, CT 06023 USA
860.828.3400

International Headquarters
Alfamacchine
FORLI 47100
Italy
+39 05443 783301

North American Manufacturing & Warehousing
Fletcher-Terry Company, LLC
East Berlin, CT USA 06023

International Manufacturing & Warehousing
Alfamacchine S.r.l
FORLI 47100
Italy

North American OEM Framing Group
Sales & Technical Support Facility
Vernon Hills, IL 60061 USA
847.821.2170

International Warehousing & Logistics
DSV Solutions B.V.
Netherlands

 

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All
2200 Mat Cutter

2200 Mat Cutter

3000 Multi-Material Cutter

3000 Multi-Material Cutter

3100 Multi-Material Cutter

3100 Multi-Material Cutter

Blister & Colorized Tube Packaging

Blister & Colorized Tube Packaging

Carbide Axles

Carbide Axles

Carbide Cutting Wheels

Carbide Cutting Wheels

Circle & Oval Glass Cutter

Circle & Oval Glass Cutter

CircleMate II

CircleMate II

F-60 - Semi-rigid | Flexible Cutter

F-60 - Semi-rigid | Flexible Cutter

FSC Multi-Material Cutter

FSC Multi-Material Cutter

Fillet Chopper

Fillet Chopper

Fletcher FlexiPoints & Driver

Fletcher FlexiPoints & Driver

Fletcher Framers Points & Driver

Fletcher Framers Points & Driver

Fletcher Glazier Points & Driver

Fletcher Glazier Points & Driver

Fletcher MultiPoints & Driver

Fletcher MultiPoints & Driver

Hand-held Glass Cutters

Hand-held Glass Cutters

Heavy Duty Plastic & Tile Cutters

Heavy Duty Plastic & Tile Cutters

M1 & ATF Inserts

M1 & ATF Inserts

Metal Carbide Wheel Units

Metal Carbide Wheel Units

Pillar Post & Wheel Units

Pillar Post & Wheel Units

Plastic Carbide Wheel Units

Plastic Carbide Wheel Units

Pliers - Running & Nipping

Pliers - Running & Nipping

PushMate - PullMate - SpringMate

PushMate - PullMate - SpringMate

Titan - Trimmer | Cutter

Titan - Trimmer | Cutter