1859 in Boston, Massachusetts - Jacob Edson invented the Diaphragm Pump for the Gloucester Schooner Fishing Fleet, and in order to sell these pumps he started what today is known as The Edson Corporation. He continued to invent a wide range of marine products that most mariners take for granted today, such as deck rails, cabin vents, and steering systems. This resulted in significant growth for the company and in the mid-1930s the company moved to expanded facilities in New Bedford, MA.
Today, Edson carries on the American manufacturing tradition of pouring molten bronze to polishing stainless welds. With a strong passion for high quality we take pride in manufacturing all of our product lines. From our marine products for both powerboats and sailboats to our marine sanitation devices, marine pumps, industrial pumps, and commercial pumps Edson is dedicated to delivering products that exceed expectations.
For over 160 years, Edson has continuously manufactured all of these products in Massachusetts. Edson is one of Massachusetts, New England’s, and the United States' oldest, continuously operating companies, a claim only a handful of others can make.