I'm tracing the history of Merriman Bros., makers of my #2A mainsail headboard. (see it in a photo at the bottom of gallery 1 at old headboard .
So far, I've found Merriman Bros. references that are about 50 years old, then more recently Merriman, Inc. which was first a division of UTD Corp, then Quamco then in 1995, Precision Castparts, Inc. At some point in the string of acquisitions, the Merriman name was lost, and the casting of marine hardware morphed into aerospace castings.
On another note, I see later 20th century (1975 to 1982) parts lists for yachts including Merriman and Merriman-Holbrook components and Merriman Yacht Specialties steering pedestals. Are all these Merrimans related, offshoots of Merriman Brothers, and are they all out of business?
[ 01-07-2004, 05:31 PM: Message edited by: David Kanally ]