The Bloomfield Manufacturing Company, established in 1895 by the late Philip John Harrah, is one of the oldest companies in the state of Indiana, and is the parent company to both the Hi-Lift Jack Company, and the Kant-Slam Company.
The company is still owned and operated under the leadership of the fifth generation of the Harrah family.
One of the first products invented by our founder and manufactured by the company was the combination Anvil-Vise-Drill tool. Another early product was the Kalamity Kar Kit, which held supplies that a car owner of that era might need during a motoring trip. The kit contained a pail to hold gasoline, a siphon to transfer gasoline, a steel tow strap and a waterproof sheet to keep the driver clean while working under his car. Mr. Harrah also invented many other products that met people’s needs, including the casket display cart, the folding tea wagon, and the seven-use hammer-hatchet-wirecutter-pliers tool.