About Charles A. Hones, Inc.
Charles A. Hones, Inc. started in Brooklyn, NY back in 1911.
The company had a little storeroom shop in which it catered to the plumbing industry by manufacturing soldering furnaces to heat coppers (the irons used to melt a solder/flux mixture). By the early 30’s, the family moved to Baldwin, on Long Island. The original Baldwin building was an old duck farm where the separate buildings were joined together with covered breezeways. The company remained in Baldwin for over 40 years as it gradually came to serve primarily the metal working industry by manufacturing gas burners, heat treating furnaces and metal melting furnaces.