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Manufacturers Index - Franklin Machine Co.

Franklin Machine Co.
Providence, RI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery, Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
1,246,130 Nov. 13, 1917 Collapsible spindle George P. Macready Providence, RI
1,531,489 Mar. 31, 1925 Pneumatic drop hammer James R. Bowie Providence, RI "This invention relates... more particularly to such drop hammers used in precision work like jewelers' work and the like. Broadly stated, it is an object of the present invention to provide an improved form of drop hammer, in which rebound of the ram shall be effectively prevented, so that accurate precision work may be reliably produced."
    Pneumatic drop hammer George P. Macready Providence, RI  
1,531,490 Mar. 31, 1925 Pneumatic drop hammer William I. Seymour West Barrington, RI
    Pneumatic drop hammer George P. Macready Providence, RI  
2,291,999 Aug. 04, 1942 Tool holder Harry R. Wilson Kansas City, MO Some radial arm saws using this patent are labeled, "Wilson High Speed Cutting Machine Manufactured by Franklin Machine Co., Providence Rhode Island". Others carry the names of Burke Miller Manufacturing Co. of Kansas City, MO. Media Machine Works, Inc., of Media, PA, is known to have taken over manufacture from Franklin Machine Co. in March 1950.
    Tool holder Harry I. Wilson Kansas City, MO