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Above, Winton gear cutting machine ca 1910, 1880's Niles Vertical. Slotter, 1820/40 wood frame metal lathe Niles is still in Missouri I need to get it's 8000 lbs home somehow
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        Some great old Machine tool makers are;
 Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co. of Providence, R.I. manufacturer of Fine Machinery, Tools of Precision; The Gordon & Maxwell Co. of Hamilton, Ohio manufacturer of Steam Driven
Pumps and Water Works Machinery; The Yale & Towne Mfg. Co. of Stamford, Conn. manufacturer of Steam Driven Self-Propelled or Locomotive Cranes; Lodge, Davis & Co. of Cincinnati,
Ohio manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Shapers & Drills; Gould & Eberhardt of Newark, New Jersey manufacturer of Shapers, Gear Cutters and other Special Machinery; E.E. Garvin & Co. of
New York, NY. manufacturer of Machinists' Tools, Including Milling Machines, Hand Lathes, Drill Presses, ect.; The Pratt & Whitney Co. of Hartford Connecticut manufacturer of Precision
Machinist Tools and Special Machinery; The Billings & Spencer Co. of Hartford, CT. manufacturer of Lathe Dogs & other Drop Forgings; Warner & Swasey Machine Tools of Cleveland,
Ohio manufacturer of Engine, Spinning Lathes and other Special Machinery; Pond Machine Tool Co.(Successors to David W. Pond) of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes,
Radial Drills, Planers, ect.; Geo. W. Fifield of Lowell, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes; Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn.; Geo. B. Grant of Boston,
Mass. maker of Gear Wheels and Gear Cutting; W.P. Davis of Bloomfield, NY. manufacturer of Key Seating Machines & Drills; The G. A. Gray Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of 17" &
20" Lathes; Pratt & Letchworth Proprietors of Buffalo Steel Foundry of Buffalo, N.Y. offering Steel Castings; Stiles & Parker Press Co. of Middletown, Conn. manufacturer of Punching
Presses, Dies, Drop Hammers, Drop Forgings and other Tools for the Manufacture of all kinds of Sheet Metal Goods; J.M. Carpenter of Pawtucket, R.I. manufacturer of Taps & Dies; WM
Sellers & Co., Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. manufacturer of High Speed Power Traveling Cranes; The Long & Allstatter Co. of Hamilton, Ohio manufacturer of Double, Single, Angle-bar,
Gang, Horizontal, Twin, Boiler, Spacing, Gate, Multiple, Belt and Steam-Driven Punches & Shears also Power Cushioned Hammers; Russell & Co. of Massillon, Ohio builders of Automatic
Engines, Boiler .

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Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Co.of Providence, R.I. manufacturer of Fine Machinery, Tools of Precision; The Gordon & Maxwell Co. of Hamilton, Ohio manufacturer of Steam Driven Pumps and Water Works
Machinery; The Yale & Towne Mfg. Co. of Stamford, Conn. manufacturer of Steam Driven Self-Propelled or Locomotive Cranes; Lodge, Davis & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Shapers &
Drills; Gould & Eberhardt of Newark, New Jersey manufacturer of Shapers, Gear Cutters and other Special Machinery; E.E. Garvin & Co. of New York, NY. manufacturer of Machinists' Tools, Including Milling
Machines, Hand Lathes, Drill Presses, ect.; The Pratt & Whitney Co. of Hartford Connecticut manufacturer of Precision Machinist Tools and Special Machinery; The Billings & Spencer Co. of Hartford, CT.
manufacturer of Lathe Dogs & other Drop Forgings; Warner & Swasey Machine Tools of Cleveland, Ohio manufacturer of Engine, Spinning Lathes and other Special Machinery; Pond Machine Tool Co.(Successors to
David W. Pond) of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Radial Drills, Planers, ect.; Geo. W. Fifield of Lowell, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes; Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. of
Hartford, Conn.; Geo. B. Grant of Boston, Mass. maker of Gear Wheels and Gear Cutting; W.P. Davis of Bloomfield, NY. manufacturer of Key Seating Machines & Drills; The G. A. Gray Co. of Cincinnati, O.
manufacturer of 17" & 20" Lathes; Pratt & Letchworth Proprietors of Buffalo Steel Foundry of Buffalo, N.Y. offering Steel Castings; Stiles & Parker Press Co. of Middletown, Conn. manufacturer of Punching Presses,
Dies, Drop Hammers, Drop Forgings and other Tools for the Manufacture of all kinds of Sheet Metal Goods; J.M. Carpenter of Pawtucket, R.I. manufacturer of Taps & Dies; WM Sellers & Co., Inc. of Philadelphia,
PA. manufacturer of High Speed Power Traveling Cranes; The Long & Allstatter Co. of Hamilton, Ohio manufacturer of Double, Single, Angle-bar, Gang, Horizontal, Twin, Boiler, Spacing, Gate, Multiple, Belt and
Steam-Driven Punches & Shears also Power Cushioned Hammers; Russell & Co. of Massillon, Ohio builders of Automatic Engines, Boilers, ect.(Complete Power Plants Furnished); J.E. Lonergan & Co. of
Philadelphia, PA. manufacturer of Patent Oilers; R.A. Beldon Co. of Danbury, Conn. manufacturer of Power Hammers; Castle Engine Works of Indianapolis, Ind. manufacturer of The Castle Steam Engine; The Muller
Machine Tool Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of 17" Engine Lathes; H. Bickford of Lake Village, N.H. manufacturer of Boring & Turning Mills; L.S. Starrett of Athol, Mass. manufacturer of Fine Machinist Tools;
Osgood Dredge Co. of Albany, New York manufacturer of Dredges, Excavators, Ditching Machines, Derricks, ect.; The Newark Machine Tool Works of Newark, N.J. manufacturer of Planners, Lathes, Slotters, Boring
Machines, Presses, ect.; Bement, Miles & Co. of Philadelphia, PA. builders of Metal-Working Machine Tools for Railroad Shops, Locomotive & Car Builders, Machine Shops, Rolling Mills, Steam Forges, Ship
Yards, Boiler Shops, Bridge Works, ect.; Detrick & Harvey Manufacturers of Baltimore, Md. manufacturer of Corliss Engines; Chester Steel Castings Co. of Chester, PA.; The Phosphor Bronze Smelting Co., Limited
of Philadelphia, Pa. Original Manufacturers of Phosphor Bronze & Owners of the U.S. Patent; Tallman & McFadden of Philadelphia, Pa. manufacturer of Milling Machines, Planners, Drills, ect.; The John T. Noye Mfg.
Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manufacturer of Rice Automatic Cut-Off Engines (Gold Medal Winner Cincinnati Exposition, 1884); Shipman Engine Co. of Boston, Mass. manufacturer of Oil Engines for Printers, Steam Yachts,
pumping water, sawing wood, ect; The Skinner Engine Co. of Erie, PA. manufacturer of Portable & Stationary Engines & Boilers; Korting Gas Engine Co., LD. of New York, N.Y. manufacturer of Korting Gas
Engines; William Tod & Co. of Youngstown, Ohio manufacturer of Porter-Hamilton Engines; S.L. Holt & Co. of Boston, Mass offering Portable & Stationary Steam Engines & Boilers, Steam Power Drainage Pumps,
Saw Mills, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers and Belting; Kensington Engine Works, Limited of Philadelphia< Pa. manufacturer of the Tangye Buckeye Automatic Cut-Off Engines; Albany Steam Trap Co. of Albany, NY
manufacturer of Blessing's Water Circulator & Purifier; Frick Company Builders of Waynesboro, Pa. manufacturer of Eclipse Corliss Engines; The "Otto" gas Engine Works - Schleicher, Schumm & Co. of Philadelphia,
PA. & Chicago, Ill. manufacturer of Otto Gas Engines; The Armstrong Mfg. Co. of Bridgeport, Conn manufacturer of Water, Gas & Steam Fitters' Tools; James Brandon Co. of New York, N.Y. manufacturer of
Brandon's Piston Ring Packing; E.P. Bullard of New York, NY manufacturer of Machine Tools; The Watts, Campbell Co. of Newark, NJ manufacturer of Improved Corliss Steam Engines; The Hewes & Phillips Iron
Works of Newark, N.J. manufacturer of Improved Corliss Engines, Tubular Boilers; The Fishkill Landing Machine Co. of New York, New York manufacturer of The Improved Fishkill Corliss Engines; Robert
Whitehill of Newburgh, NY manufacturer of the Improved Corliss Engine, Slide Valve Engines, Stationary Boilers, General Machinery and Brass & Iron Castings; Stearns M'F'G. Company of Erie, Pa. manufacturer of
Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills and General Machinery; John McLaren of Hoboken, N.J. builder of Corliss Engines, Air Compressors and Boilers; Hill, Clarke & Co. of Boston, Mass. sellers of Iron-Working Machinery;
Adams & Richards Machine Co. of New Brunswick, N.J. manufacturer of Fuel, Crude Petroleum or Kerosene Engines; The Babcock & Wilcox Co. of New York, NY manufacturer of Water-Tube Boilers; Bridgeport
Boiler Works of Bridgeport, Conn. manufacturer of The Lowe Boiler; WM T. Bate & Son of Conshohocken, Penn. sole manufacturer of the Bate Steam Generator; The Wainwright M'F'G. Company of Boston, Mass.
manufacturer of Corrugated Tube Exhaust Feed-Water Heaters; Fossil Meal Co. of New York manufacturer of Meal Composition Non-Conducting Covering for Steam Pipe & Boilers; Gesswein Machine Co. of New
York manufacturer of Positive Pressure or Blast Blowers; Palmer, Cunningham & Co., L'd. of Philadelphia, Penn. manufacturer of Tools for Mechanics including Chucks, Drills, Reamers, Screw-Plates, Railroad
Supplies, ect.; Evansville Spar Mining Co. of Evansville, Ind. Producers of Flour Spar Foundry Flux; Universal Radial Drill Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of Radial Drilling Machines; Hilles & Jones of
Wilmington, Del. manufacturer of Horizontal Flange Punches; Jenkins Bros. of New York manufacturer of The Original Unvulcanized Packing; Westcott Chuck Co. of Oneida, N.Y. manufacturer of Lathe & Drill
Chucks; Pond Engineering Co. of St. Louis, MO. manufacturer of Steam Boilers; The E. Horton & Son Co. of Windsor Locks, Conn. manufacturer of the Horton Lathe Chuck; Watson & Stillman of New York
manufacturer of Hydrostatic Machinery, Presses, Pumps, Punches, Accumulators, Jacks, Valves, Fittings, Vault Elevators, ect.; Hoggson & Pettis M'F'G. Co. of New Haven, CT. manufacturer of The Sweetland Chuck;
T.R. Almond of Brooklyn, N.Y. manufacturer of the Almond Drill Chuck; Worcester Machine Screw Co. of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer of Set, Cap & Machine Screws, Studs, ect.; The Cushman Chuck Co. of
Hartford, Conn. manufacturer of "Cushman" Chucks; Coffin & Leighton of Syracuse, N.Y. manufacturer of Machinists' Scales; Sterling Emery Wheel Co. of West Sterling, Mass. manufacturer of the Sterling Patent
Emery Wheel; Standard Tool Co. of Athol, Mass. manufacturer of Fine Machinists' Tools; Buffalo Forge Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manufacturer of Buffalo Cupola & Forge Blowers; I.P. Richards of Providence, R.I.
manufacturer of Punches and Dies; The National Pipe Bending Co. of New Haven, Conn. offering Coils & Bends of Iron, Brass and Copper; John S. leng of New York manufacturer of Weldless Cold Drawn Steel Tubes
& Quick Opening Gate Valves; Pedrick & Ayer of Philadephia, Pa. manufacturer of Cylinder Boring & Facing Machines; Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company of New Bedford, Mass. manufacturer of Solid & Shell
Reamers, Beach's Patent Self-Centering Chuck, Bit Stock Drills, Drill Grinding Machines, Mill Cutters and Special Tools; Simonds Rolling-Machine Co. of Fitchburg, Mass. manufacturer of Steel Balls for
Anti-Friction Bearings; VanDuzen & Tift of Cincinnati, Ohio makers of Complete Steam Pumps; Rollstone Machine Co. of Fitchburg, Mass. manufacturer of Wood - Working Machinery for Chair, Furniture & Cabinet
Factories, Box Shops, Planing Mills, Pattern Makers' Use, ect.; S. Elliot of Newton, Mass. manufacturer of Drill Presses, Tap Drill Guages & Special Machinery Tools; F.E. Reed of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer of
Engine Lathes, Hand Lathes, Foot Lathes, Upright Drills & Milling Machines; S. Ashton Hand Mfg. Co. of Toughkenamon, Pa. manufacturer of Engine Lathes; Boynton & Plummer of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer
of Shaping Machines for Hand & Power; Bickford Drill Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of Upright Drills; Springfield Glue & Emery Wheel Co. of Springfield, Mass. manufacturer of Emery & Curundum Wheels,
Emery Wheel machinery and Flint Papers; Pancoast & Maule of Phil., Pa. makers of Improved Steam Glue Heaters; Jos. Dixon Crucible Co. of Jersey City, N.J. manufacturer of Dixon's Silica Graphite Boiler-Front &
Smoke Stack Paint; New Haven Manf'g Co. of new Haven, Conn. manufacturer of Iron-Working Machinery; L.W. Pond Machine Co. of Worcestor, Mas. manufacturer of Iron Working Machinery; J. Wyke & Co. of
E.Boston, Mass. manufacturer of Fine Machinists' Tools; Cary & Moen of New York City manufacturer of Steel Wire & Springs; William Barker & Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of Iron & brass Working
Machinery; Toledo Machine & Tool Co. of Toledo, Ohio manufacturer of Presses, Dies & Special Machinery; D. Sounders' Sons of Yonkers, N.Y. manufacturer of Steam & Gas Fitters hand Tools; Acme Machinery
Co. of Cleveland, O. manufacturer of "ACME" Single & Double Automatic Boltcutters; Stow Manfg. Co. of Binghampton, N.Y. manufacturer of Flexible Shafts, Reaming Machines, Portable Drills & flexible Boring
Machines; John Steptoe & Co. of Cin., Ohio manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Iron Planers, Shapers & Drills; The Hoppes Mfg. Co. of Springfield, O. manufacturer of Live Steam Feed-Water Heater & Lime Extractors;
Energy MFG. Co. of Phil., Pa. manufacturer of Drill Guides & Steady Rests; Eagle Anvil Works of Trenton, N.J. manufacturer of the Fisher Double Screw Leg Vise & the Eagle Anvil; Charles Murray of New York
Engraver of Wood; S.W. Goodyear of Waterbury, CT. manufacturer of Machinery for Reducing & Pointing Wire; The Laidlaw & Dunn Co. of Cin., Ohio manufacturer of Pumping Machinery; Chas. A. Strelinger &
Co. of Detroit, Mich. manufacturer of Fine Tools; Powell Planer Co. of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Iron Planers; P. Blaisdell & Co. of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Machinists' Tools; Curtis & Curtis
(Successors to Forbes & Curtis) of Bridgeport, Ct. manufacturer of the Forbes Pat. Die Stock, Pipe Cutting & Threading Machinery; Brehmer Bros. of Phil., PA. manufacturer of Bevel Gears; The Mason Regulator Co.
of Boston manufacturer of Reducing Valves; Niagara Stamping of Buffalo, N.Y. makers of Presses, Dies and Special Machinery; Consolidated Machine & Tool Works of Hastings, mich. & Chicago, Ill. manufacturer of
Presses, Dies and Canning Machinery; Bradley & Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. manufacturer of Cushioned Hammers, Heating Forges, ect.; The Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass. manufacturer of Water Works
Engines & Steam Pumping Machinery; The Hendey Machine Co. of Torrington, Conn. manufacturer of Lathes; Miller, Metcalf & Parkin, Crescent Steel Works of Pittsburgh, PA. suppliers of Die Steel in Bars or
Blocks; Tower & Lyon (Successors to Melvin Stephens) of New York manufacturer of Stephens Vises; Sebatian, May & Co. of Cin., O. manufacturer of Foot & Power Lathes, Drill Presses, Shapers, Band, Circular &
Scroll Saws, Tools & Supplies; John W. Hudson- Madison Manufacturing Co. of Madison, Wis.; Guild & Garrison of Brooklyn, N.Y. manufacturer of Steam, Vacuum and Filter Press Pumps & Air Compressors;
Montgomery & Co. of New York manufacturer of Tools, Supp;ies & Machinery; W.C. Young & Co. of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Engine, Hand & Foot Lathes; Chas. F. baker of Minneapolis, Minn.
manufacturer of Common Sense Oil Filters; Thos. H. Dallett & Co. of Phila., Pa. manufacturer of Patent Portable, Hand, Boiler-Shell & Multiple Drills; The Tanite Company of Stroudsburg, PA. manufacturer of
Tanite Emery Wheels & grinding Machines; Cooke & Co. of New York manf'r. of The Binghampton Water Motor; U. Baird Machinery Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. manuf'r of Machinists', Pattern Makers' & Boiler Makers'
Tools and Supplies; John Wiley & Sons of N.Y. Publishers of Industrial and Scientific Works; Beecher & Peck of New Haven, Ct. manufacturer of Peck's Pat. Drop Press & Drop Forgings of Iron & Steel; Muller
Machine Tool Co. of Cincinnati, O. manuf'r of Engine Lathes, Planers, Shapers & Drill Presses; Betts Machine Company of Wilmington, Del. Builder of Drills & Metal Working Machine Tools; Knowles Steam Pump
Works of N.Y. & Boston manf'r of Improved Pumping Machinery; Niagar Machine & Tool Works of Buffalo New York builders of Presses, Shears & other Special Mach.; Chas. Parker Co. of Meriden, Ct. manufacturer
of Guns, Gun Parts, Vises, Tools, ect.; J.H. Williams & Co. of Brooklyn, N.Y. makers of Wrenches, Tools and other Quality Drop Forgings; Gage Machine Works of Waterford, N.Y. Manuf'r of Fox Turret & speed
Lathes and Brass Finishers' Tools; E.W. Bliss Co. of Brooklyn, New York World's Largest Manufacter of Presses, Dies, Shears, Mills,Canning Equipment and other Special Tools; Nicholson File Co. of Providence,
R.I. manuf'r of Files & Rasps; Nathan Manufacturing Co. of New York manuf'r of "Gresham" Patent Automatic Re-Starting Injector; Cleveland Twist Drill Co. of Cleveland, O. manuf'r of Drills & Reamers; National
Pulley Covering Co. of Baltimore, Md. manuf'r of Friction Pulley Covers; Fitchburg Machine Works of Fitchburg, Mass. manuf'r of Metal Working Machines; Henry Carey Baird & Co. of Phil., Pa. Industial
Publishers, Booksellers & Importers; Volney W. Mason & Co. of Providence, R.I. manuf'r of Friction Pulleys, Clutches & Elevators; P.H. & F.M. Roots of Connersville, Ind. manuf'r of Force Blast Rotary Blowers for
Foundries, Smith Shops, Pneumatic Tubes, Ventilation, ect.; Beaudry & Co.(formerly of Beaudry's Upright Power Hammer) of Boston, mass. manuf'r of Presses, Shears, Punches & Hard Coal Heating Forges; C.F.
Richardson of Athol, Mass. manuf'r of Nickel Plated Pocket Levels; Henderson Bros. of Waterbury, CT. manuf'r of Exhaust Tumbling Barrels; C.W. LeCount of South Norwalk, Conn. manuf'r of Lathe Dogs & other
Drop Forgings; Park Mfg. Co. of Boston manuf'r of Injectors, Ejectors & Jet Apparatus; T. Shriver & Co.'s Iron Foundry of N.Y.; The Volker & Felthousen M'F'G. Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manuf'r of Steam Pumps;
Pulsometer Steam Pump Co. of N.Y. manuf'r of Steam Pumps; Hall Steam Pump Co. of N.Y. builders of Steam Pumps; Jas. Hunter & son of North Adams, Mass. manuf'r of Clutch Pulleys & Cutt-Off Couplings;
Union Stone Co. of Boston manuf'r of Emery Wheels, Grinding Mach., Polishing & Plating Goods and Tools; Edwards Meeks of Phil. - Publisher; Gage Tool Co. of Vineland, N.J. manuf'r of Planes & Hand Tools;
Henry R. Worthington of N.Y. manuf'r of Independent Condensers; Niles Tool Works of Hamilton, Ohio manuf'r of Machine Tools; Buckeye Engine Co. of Salem, Ohio manuf'r of engines; The Garvin Machine Co. of
N.Y. manuf'r of Machines & Machine Tools; Manning, Maxwell & Moore of N.Y. manuf'r of Railway and Machinists' Tools & Supplies; Lexington Gear Works of Lex., Mass. makers of Gears; M.C. Bullock of
Chicago, Ill. manuf'r of Bullock-Corliss Engines, Diamond Drills for Prospecting, Band Friction Hoists & Mining Mach.; The Lane & Bodley Co. of Cin., Ohio manuf'r of Corliss Engines; G.S. Woolman of New
York manuf'r of Drawing Instuments; The D. Frisbie Co. of N.Y. manuf'r of Frisbie Friction Pulleys & Clutches; The Ball & Wood Co. of Elizabeth, N.J. manuf'r of Ball Automatic Cut-Off Engines; Lackawanna
Lubricating Co. of Scranton, PA. manuf'r of Grease Cups; The De Lamater Iron Works of N.Y. manuf'r of General Machinery; Henry Warden Manufacturer of Phil., PA. manuf'r of Atkinson Cycle Gas Engines; The
Hilles & Jones Co. of Wilmington, Del. manuf'r of Machine Tools; Bement, Miles & Co. of Phil., Pa. manuf'r of Metal-Working Mach. Tools; William Sellers & Co. of Phil., Pa. manuf'r of Machine Tolls for
Working Iron & Steel; The New Process Raw Hide Co. of Syracuse, N.Y manuf'r of Raw Hide Gears; Southwark Foundry & Machine Co. of Phil., Penn. manuf'r of Boileers, Steam Hammers, Blowing & Reversing
Engines, Centrifugal Pumps, Steam Pumps & Heavy Castings; The Norton & Jones Machine Tool Works of Plainville, Conn. manuf'r of Machine Tools & Special machinery; The Champion Blower & Forge Co. of
Lancaster, Pa.; J.D. wright & Sons of Brooklyn, N.Y.; The Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. of Cincinnati, O.; N.P. Bowsher of South Bend, Ind.; J.E. snyder of Worcester, Mass.; Edison General Electric Company;
American Gas Furnace Co. of N.Y.; Landis Bros. of Waynesboro, Pa.; Trump Bros. Machine Co. of Wilmington, Delaware; R.D. Nuttall & Co. of Allegheny, PA.; Giant Key-Seater Co. of East Saginaw, Mich.; Light
Drill Presses of Hartford, Conn.; J.E. Lonergan & Co. of Phila., Pa.; Harrison Safety Boiler Works of Phil., Pa.; T.M. Foote Regulator Co. of Boston; Adriance Machine Works of Brooklyn, N.Y. manuf'r of Gang
Slitters, Automatic Screw Machines and Double Seamers; Samuel C. Rogers & Co. of Buffalo; Alfred Box & Co. of Phila., Pa.; Van Duzen Gas & Gasoline Engine Co. of Cincinnati, O.; Capitol Mfg. Co. of Chicago;
M.T. Davidson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; The States Machine Co. of Newark, N.J.; L. & R. Wister & Co. of Phila., PA.; John Royle & Sons of Paterson, N.J.; Penberthy Injector Co. of Detroit, Mich.; A.J. Wilkinson &
Co. of Boston; William Jessop & Sons, L'd. of Sheffield, England; Crescent Steel Co. of pittsburgh, Pa.; .

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My MENTOR T. A. Edison   (no, this is not me)
       Click here for pictures of some of my antique
Machines
If He Builds It, Will They Come?
Richard Spens has been purchasing and rebuilding antique machine tools for nearly a decade. He is drawn to the ornate architecture and fascinated by
the open design that allows you to see a machine as it operates. Of course, this interest is nothing new. "Working with machines has been a lifelong
thing with me," said Spens, now a design engineer. "I started building steam engines when I was 10 years old." What he's working on now, however,
is bigger than any steam engine or machine tool.
In the Township of Cohoctah
Michigan, Spens is working
on converting an old dairy
barn into an accurate
recreation of a
turn-of-the-century,
belt-driven gear shop. It's an
outgrowth of his interest in
antique machine tools and, he
feels, a way to stem the tide
that is costing America so
many manufacturing and
skilled trade jobs.
"I see America losing its industrial base and hands-on skill, said Spens. "I think it's important to keep up the interest in the young people." He is
hoping that his antique gear shop will be able to do just that by introducing children to machine tools that they can see into, watch in operation, and
even operate themselves. Ideally, they could create something that they could take away as a souvenir. It was an idea Spens got while visiting the
Henry Ford Museum's machine shop exhibit. "People were lined up to take a turn making a little candlestick at a turret-lathe they had set up. A
machinist-an old timer-would take them through the procedure, and they came away with the candlestick they made themselves. I thought it was
great."
The skills of that "old
timer" are another
thing Spens sees falling
away from Americans
today. "It used to be
that the people
operating these
machine tools had to be
artists," he said.
"Things were made by
skilled hands. Then the
technology improved
and the art was taken
out of making
 A Magazine
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what I am
doing with
antique
machine tools.
(restoring,
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My MENTOR T. A. Edison   (no, this is not me)
       Click here for pictures of some of my antique
Machines
If He Builds It, Will They Come?
Richard
Spens
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of lots of  neat old
Antique Machines,
from all
over the web.
 Pics of 1870
1880  machines  from t
he
Breck auction in Kansas
Click here to see some illistrations of some my Antique Machinery scanned from entire pages from a ca.1910 PRENTISS TOOL & SUPPLY COMPANY
CATALOG.
He Builds It, Will They Come?
Richard Spens has been purchasing and
rebuilding antique machine tools for nearly
a decade. He is drawn to the ornate
architecture and fascinated by the open
design that allows you to see a machine as
it operates. Of course, this interest is
nothing new. "Working with machines has
been a lifelong thing with me," said Spens,
now a design engineer. "I started building
steam engines when I was 10 years old."
What he's working on now, however, is
bigger than any steam engine or machine
tool.
In the Township of Cohoctah
Michigan, Spens is working
on converting an old dairy
barn into an accurate
recreation of a
turn-of-the-century,
belt-driven gear shop. It's an
outgrowth of his interest in
antique machine tools and, he
feels, a way to stem the tide
that is costing America so
many manufacturing and
skilled trade jobs.
"I see America losing its industrial base and hands-on skill, said Spens. "I think it's important to keep up the interest in the young people." He is hoping that his
antique gear shop will be able to do just that by introducing children to machine tools that they can see into, watch in operation, and even operate themselves. Ideally,
they could create something that they could take away as a souvenir. It was an idea Spens got while visiting the Henry Ford Museum's machine shop exhibit. "People
were lined up to take a turn making a little candlestick at a turret-lathe they had set up. A machinist-an old timer-would take them through the procedure, and they
came away with the candlestick they made themselves. I thought it was great."
The skills of that "old
timer" are another thing
Spens sees falling away
from Americans today.
"It used to be that the
people operating these
machine tools had to be
artists," he said.
"Things were made by
skilled hands. Then the
technology improved
and the art was taken
out of making things
like a gear set." You still had
to be skilled, to know what
you were doing, but the
process was more scientific,
centered more around
operating the machine than
around making the gears.
Spens sees this as a tragedy,
and he is hoping that his
antique gear shop can
someday help turn that
around. In their heyday, these
were the machines of artists.
According to Spens, one of the jewels of
his collection, and the most operational
gear machine he has, is a Chase and
Sloane machine built in the 1880s. A
tabletop machine with its own motor, it
was used to cut the tiny gears that went
into the foot-powered dental drills of the
day. "It has two levers for feed
control-one horizontal and one
vertical-and cuts one tooth at a time,"
explained Spens. "It was one of the most
accurate gear cutters of its time. To
make the drill as quiet as possible, it had
to be."
Some of the other gear machines that will one day adorn his shop include another Chase and Sloane, this one with a three-spindle head that
gashes, rough-cuts and finishes the tooth before the manual index moves the blank to its next position. There are also a pair of Adams gear
hobbers (circa 1910) with fully open architecture and several smaller gear cutters used for watch making. Spens is also restoring an interesting
pair of Gould and Eberhardt vertical hobbers, dated 1909 and 1912 respectively. These machines demonstrate the changes in machine architecture
that G&E implemented during that time.
The project itself has been a long and difficult one right from the start, with humidity problems
encouraging rust as well as problems with powering his shop. His long-term goal is to erect a
hit-or-miss single piston gas engine to operate the belt. This, in turn, would power the belts going to
the machines. However, those machines that already have motors, such as the gear machines, will not
be converted in order to keep them operational. Other machines will be belt-driven to give visitors a
taste of what a belt-driven factory was like. "There was a finite amount of power to go around in these
shops," said Spens. "You had to work around that. Sometimes, machines would have to sit idle so that
higher priority jobs could be done."  
    So, once he finishes his
belt-driven gear shop, will it be
open to the public? Yes, he
answers, but at first only on a
limited basis. "It'll start out as
a kind of private exhibit people
can visit on a one-on-one
basis. My ultimate goal,
however, is to make it a hands
on museum to educate teens
and young adults of how the
machines of the past built the
better life we know today.
In his
wordsââ
‚¬Â¦
“Museums
today seem to be
straying from the
need to show
history both an
interesting and
tangible way using
real Artifacts, large
descriptive human
interest photos, and
hands on related
machine movement
.
�
The early principals of mechanics and electrics support today’s comparably easy life. Currently there is such a focus on high
technology that those students who don’t have such good grades but have a lot of other abilities are left behind in poverty.  There
is a need especially to provide the segment of the population that is not college bound with a skill and employment.  Those Students need a
place to go, and that place has traditionally been in manufacturing. I want to interest them in careers in industry; industry today requires a
certain amount of college level classes, but not an advanced degree
Public use issues that go
along with the creation
of a museum proper are
simply cost prohibitive",
But almost anyone short
of an inspector can
become an instant friend
and come over and see
that things worked
surprising well for what
the old boys had to work
with technology
speaking.
If you think you can
help, Spens would love
to hear from you. If you
have an antique machine
for sale, or you'd like to
donate one, please write
to him at the address
below. Also, if you are
interested in acquiring
antique machine tools,
he would be happy to
point you in the right
direction. Write to him
at:
Richard
Spens
28515 W.
7-Mile
Rd.
Livonia, MI
48152-35010
Call at 248-
474-2799
               Second article
Nov.
12,
2002
A Man and His Mania  for Machines
Richard Spens has a hobby that leads him onto the Internet, through magazines, to auctions and into farmers’ back yards.          It’s a
hobby that he succeeds at through obsessive-compulsive behavior�his joking description of his persistent interest, and the way he uses to solve his
problems at work, because he never gives up .
  He says he looks everywhere and all the time for what he wants, to the limit of what his walletâ€â€�and his wifeâ€â€�can stand.
Richard Spens collects
antique machinery. About
six years ago, his hobby led
him to a McDonaldâ€â
„¢s parking lot near
Midland, MI, to meet a
woman taking her daughter
to college in Michiganââ
‚¬â„¢s upper peninsula.
The woman’s SUV
was carrying Spensâ€â
„¢ latest acquisitions.
One of those acquisitions
was a hand-operated gear-
cutting machine that may
be as many as 116 years
old.
That age is based on the company name on the machine: Sloan, Chance and Co. That business was organized in 1886 as a partnership
between Charles T. Sloan and George E.O. Chance. Sloan originally founded the business in the 1870s. The 1886 partnership later became
Sloan and Chance Mfg. Co. All three versions of the business made small bench lathes, small bench milling machines and small gear-cutting
machines.
Spens knows little
else about the
business and that
much he learned
from one of its
lathe catalogs and
from
American
Lathe Builders:
1810â€â
€œ1910
, a history
by Kenneth L.
Cope.
That day at McDonaldââ
‚¬â„¢s in 1996, Spens used
2 x 6s to slide his new
acquisition from the
woman’s SUV to
the back of his pickup truck,
along with a second antique
machine and some collets
and attachments. Spensââ
‚¬â„¢ total bill: $350 for the
machines and other parts,
$40 for the delivery service.
Now in his basement workshop, Spens’ hand-operated gear-cutting machine can be used to make spur, face and straight
bevel gears. The gears can be brass, cast-iron or steel, can have teeth as fine as 24 DP, and can be as much as 4" in pitch
diameter. Also, the teeth can be accurate to 0.002" of tooth-to-tooth error and 0.005" of total composite error on larger gears.
According to Spens, the machine is more accurate when cutting smaller gears.
“For
its time, that
was pretty
good,ââ
‚¬Â� he says
of the
machineââ
‚¬â„¢s
accuracy, ââ
‚¬Å
“especially on
that larger
size gear.ââ
‚¬Â�
Spens himself
has cut a brass
spur gear with
a 0.920"
outside
diameter and
24 DP to a
quality level
that he equated
with AGMA
Q7.
Spens explains that the machine cuts each type of gear based on the position of its arbor. The arbor can be moved anywhere along an arc
radius just below and ahead of the gear-cutting tool. If the arbor is in a horizontal position, the machine cuts spur gears. If in a vertical position
or at the arc’s bottom, the machine cuts face gears. If at an angle, it cuts straight bevel gears in two or three passes.
The arbor and
indexing
adjustment can be
finely adjusted
downward to
create gears of
different
diameters. The
depth of cut can be
adjusted by
placing shim stock
under the feed
stop.
Also, the machine
has a vice that
can be placed
anywhere along
the arc. The vice
has a feed
adjustment that
can be moved in
thousandths of an
inch.
Spens thinks
the vice and
feed
adjustment
were used to
make racks,
cutting one
tooth at a time,
then advancing
the blank the
proper
distance and
cutting the
next tooth.
   Spens has more
than 40 antique
machines in his
collection and wants
more, including other
gear-making
machines. Currently,
he’s looking
for what he terms the
“elusiveââ
‚¬Â� 1900â€â
€œ1920s Gleason
bevel gear planer.
   He explains that the planer’s operation is very complex and quite interesting: The planer uses its single cutting tool like a shaper cutter,
but it cuts gears by tracing an involute template or other tooth form template. He adds that the planer planes its tooth forms to any pressure angle on
any size blank up to the machine’s capacity.
   Specifically,
he’s
looking for the
planer model
that can cut
blanks with
outside
diameters up to
24".
   Given his interest, Spens’ reaction to finding that model or another antique machine that interested him, can be easily predicted:
“I’d buy it, if�you know�it was affordable; and I’d probably come out and get it.�
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I'm trying to re-create an overhead Flatbelt lineshaft driven metal and wood shop. Help me save our machine shop heritage that built American Industry. This
shop will be for show, demonstration and working. I'm looking to purchase pre-1925 Flat-belt or lineshaft driven woodworking or metalworking machines.
1'm especially looking for ornately cast or decorated machines, GEAR CUTTING MACH. a Horz.  Boring Mill; Vert. Boring MIll; Vert. Slotter; 1 to 4
Spindle Automatics; Drop Hammer; Radial arm Drill. Also Brown and Sharpe or Hendy brand machines, and various grinding mach. .         .....If you have
heard of some I will be glad to pay 20% finders fee for information leading to the purchase of the above machine.          ......Please save this request and pass
my name along to someone who may have a shop, barn, garage, or yard with any of these machines for purchase or just looking at.  
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Richard Spens                         or call me at:          .      .  28515 W. Seven Mile Rd.                 (248)-474-2799        .  
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