Smelley mfg was in business from about 1857 and made agricultural implements including corn shredders, feed mills, vegetable slicers, etc. They also made sawing machines, including circular-saw bolters. It incorporated in 1887.
The company was established by Edmund Jewett Smalley as a foundry and blacksmith shop. His five sons (Paleman J., Herschel D., Clarence C., Edmund H., and Charles F.) joined him in business, but all sold out their interest except Charles Fremont Smalley, who took over upon his father's death in 1898. Apparently Clarence C. was an "expert machinist and designer of machinery", but he died young. Charles F. died in 1901, only three years after having taken over from his father. His wife, Carrie Smalley (nee Barnes) took over at that time, and remained president until at least 1911. The third generation of Smalleys, John F. and Chester F. were both active in the business at that time. The company survived until at least 1952.
I honestly wouldn't go too big with it.