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Manufacturers Index - Racine Tool & Machine Co.

Racine Tool & Machine Co.
Racine, WI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jan 12 2018 9:46PM by joelr4
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This firm was in business between at least 1919 and 1923. They made power hacksaws plus a 14" wood/metal bandsaw, perhaps the first such machine of that ilk.

In about 1979 or shortly before, KASTO, Inc. purchased the assets of Racine; they changed their name KASTO-Racine, Inc. In about 2000, the original owner of those Racine assets bought them back. KASTO-Racine went back to being KASTO, Inc., and Racine Tool & Machine Co. lived again under that name. A few years later Racine went under for a second and final time, and this time the assets were acquired by Burge Machine, Inc., which operated that line as the Racine Tool & Machine, Inc. Div. of Burge Machine, Inc.. Burge eventually decided to divest themselves of that division. A buyer could not be found so all the assets were scrapped. Parts and service are no longer available for Racine saws.

Advertisement from the 1919-03-27 "Canadian Machinery"

Information Sources

  • Advertisement for power hacksaws in the 1919-03-27 Canadian Machinery.
  • Advertisement for power hacksaws in the 1922-10-05 American Machinist.
  • Advertisement for a 14" wood/metal bandsaw in the 1923-02-08 American Machinist.
  • A Practical Machinist post by D. Shulbert provided the information on the relationship between KASTO, Inc., and Racine Tool & Machine Co.
  • Link to the history of the Racine Tool & Machine Company from Wisconsin Genealogy.