Samuel Moore & Company
1935 Samuel Moore was on the board of directors for The Colson Corporation
of Elyria, OH.
1938/39 Samuel Moore Company started in Kent, Ohio supplying rubber products
to the bus industry.
1939 Patent #2,205,044, rubber mat for bus steps.
1945 It is believed an extruder was purchased to make plastic sleeves for
hand rails on buses.
1948 Moved to Mantua, Ohio, built plant at Main St. and Orchard.
1950’s Started to produce various types of plastic tubing.
1958 Synflex Trademark application.
1959 Nylon hose patent #3,062,241.
1960 Samuel D. Moore dies.
1961 Swage hose coupling patent #3,165,338A.
1960’s Swage couplings made by Imperial Eastman, reusable couplings made by
1967 Purchased Couplamatic of Lyman, NE. Couplamatic was a manufacturer of
swage couplings for 100R1 and 100r2 hose. Began producing 100R7 style couplings after
1970’s Controlled 80% of the market on “Bundled Hose Assemblies” or “BOP Controller
1975 Created the “coil air” red and blue truck coil air brake hose sets.
1978 Sells Synflex/Samuel Moore Company to Eaton, who later sold it to Furon