Timken Roller Bearing Company - Ohio History
In 1899: Henry Timken and his sons: H.H. Timken and William Timken: established the Timken Roller Bearing and Axle Company in St. Louis: Missouri. This firm initially manufactured tapered roller bearings for the use in wagons. Timken'-s bearings helped wagons make easier turns and also improved their maneuverability in other ways.