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Manufacturers Index - Shepard, Lathe & Co.

Shepard, Lathe & Co.
Worcester, MA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Feb 10 2011 2:34PM by joelr4
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This nearly forgotten company made lathes and other machinery. Note that the Lathe in the company name is a surname of one of the partners, Martin Lathe. The company was originally formed in 1845, as S. C. Coombs & Co., a partnership of Samuel C. Coombs, Russell R. Shepard and Martin Lathe. It was reorganized in 1853 as Shepard, Lathe & Co., when Coombs left and Lathe & Morse, in 1864, when Shepard left.

Do not confuse this company with the Shepard Lathe Co of Cincinnati, OH.

Information Sources

  • Thanks to Bruce Merritt, who first brought this company to our attention. Bruce has an 18x48 (true turning capacity) lathe from this make. Bruce reports seeing this lathe in American Lathe Builders: 1810-1910 by Kenneth L. Cope, Published by Astragal Press