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Manufacturers Index - American Machine & Foundry Co. (AMF)

American Machine & Foundry Co. (AMF)
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Jan 22 2015 11:42AM by Jeff_Joslin
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Better known as AMF, this company is best known for making bowling equipment, and for owning Harley-Davidson for awhile. They were a diversified manufacturer with an eclectic mix of products.

AMF acquired DeWalt in 1949. DeWalt's very successful line of radial arm saws continued under the AMF name. In 1960, AMF sold the DeWalt operations to Black & Decker. When American Saw Mill Machinery Co. ceased operations sometime in the late 1950s, AMF bought their Monarch 8" benchtop jointer, and sold it labeled, 'Monarch 8" Bench Jointer, Model X13 90, Made by American Machine and Foundry for DeWalt, Inc. Lancaster, PA'.

If you are looking for information on a radial arm saw, also check under the entries for DeWalt and Black & Decker.

The Wikipedia web site has more information on the history of this company.

Information Sources

  • The company name was registered with the State of New York in April 1902.
  • A correspondent reports a ½-inch keyless chuck made by American Machine & Foundry Co., and also labeled, "Wahlstrom Chuck". A 1926 keyless-chuck patent was assigned to Wahlstrom Tool Co.; presumably AMF bought Wahlstrom.