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Manufacturers Index - Western Auto Supply Co. (Westcraft)

Western Auto Supply Co. (Westcraft)
Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Oct 13 2015 7:22AM by Jeff_Joslin
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In the late 1940s through to the late 1950s this company sold Westcraft brand scrollsaws, drill presses, tablesaws, lathes and hand tools. It is not certain whether they manufactured these tools themselves, but the machines we have seen are not recognizable as the product of another maker.

Information Sources

  • Thanks to Larry Halbeck of Dixie Woodworks for first drawing this maker to our attention.
  • Ads in 1951 and March 1952 Popular Mechanics.
  • Ad in September 1952 Popular Science. Some of the hand tools used the "Wizard" brand name.
  • A patent search on "Western Auto" revealed just two patents, both for store furniture. The patents are from 1973 and 1999.