We have seen a couple of bandsaws from this maker. The name may be Dietz Wil Co. rather than Dietz Will Co. The bandsaws look to be ca. 1890.
This firm may be related to J. Dietz & co., also of Cincinnati. The bandsaws bear a family resemblance to bandsaws from another Cincinnati maker, Cordesman & Meyer.
Another tentative connection is to Greaves & Klusman; an 1889 ad for that company mentions that they were successors to Dietz, Woermann & Co.
- Seen on eBay: Bandsaw approximately 32", appears to be early 20th century.
- Daniel Warner discovered "DIETZ WIL CO." under the paint of a ca. 1890 bandsaw. Daniel noticed a strong family resemblance to bandsaws from Cordesman, Meyer & Co.