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Harold Vinton Coes

engineer , manufacturer

Harold Vinton Coes, American engineer, manufacturer.


Coes, Harold Vinton was born on June 21, 1883 in Hyde Park, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Zorester Bennett and Alice (Miller) Coes.


Preparatory education, Northeast. Manual Training School, Philadelphia. Bachelor of Science Mech.

Engineering, Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1906.


Engineer Liquid Carbonic Cho., Chicago, 1908-1911. Industrial engineer Lockwood, Greene and Company, Chicago and Boston, 1911-1914. Vice president, manager Sentinel Manufacturing Company, New Haven, Connecticut, 1914-1916.

Industrial engineer Gunn, Richard & Company, engrs., New York, 1916-1918, Ford, Bacon & Davis, Inc., 1918-1924, general manager Platt Iron Works, Dayton, O., for same. Vice president, general manager Belden Manufacturing Company, manufacturers electrical wire, cables, etc., Chicago, 1924-1928. Vice president Ford, Bacon & Davis, Inc., New York, 1928-1937, partner 1937-1948, director, 1943.

Retired executive vice-president, director Vulcan Iron Works, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1934. Past president United Engineering Trustees, Inc., director Easy Washing Machine Corporation, Syracuse, New York.


  • Author: Production Control (Alex. Hamilton Institute). Associate editor Handbook of Business Administration, also of Cost and Production Handbook.


Member advisory council, College Engineering, Princeton, Industrial Engineering Department, Columbia. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (past president). Member Society Advancement of Management, American Management Association (chairman of the executive committee), Industrial Marketing Executives Association, Association Cons.

Management Engineers (past president), Montclair Society Engineers, Army Ordnance Association, Newcomen Society of England, St. Andrews Society (honorary), Pi Tau Sigma. Club: Engineers (New York City).


Married Agnes Wickfield Day, June 5, 1909. Children: Kent Day, Harold Vinton.

Zorester Bennett Coes

Alice (Miller) Coes

Agnes Wickfield Day

Kent Day Coes

Harold Vinton Coes