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Manufacturers Index - Edlund Machinery Co., Inc.
Last Modified: Jun 20 2016 3:11PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company made heavy-duty drill presses and related metal-working machinery. Many of their machines were intended for production work. The company was in business before World War II; they apparently did contract manufacturing for drop-hammer maker C. C. Bradley & Son, Inc. In 1949 the two businesses merged, becoming the Bradley-Edlund Corp. In 1952 Bradley-Edlund was acquired by Precision Castings Co., of Fayetteville, NY. After a year or so, Bradley-Edlund had become the Edlund Division of Precision Castings Co. In 1963 the Edlund Division was acquired by Monarch Machine Tool Co., and became the Edlund Division of Monarch.

Information Sources

  • We first became aware of this maker through an owwm.org posting by George Hoelzeman. That that machine, badged only by reseller C. H. Gosiger Machinery Co., was actually made by Edlund, as explained in the Photo Index entry for George's drill. Another example of a Gosiger-badged Edlund drill turned up in a separate owwm.org discussion.
  • A web search turned up numerous eBay auctions of Edlund drill presses, one of which provided the complete company name and location on an undated machine. Another eBay sale showed the label of a machine, "The Edlund Division / Monarch Machine Tool Co. / Cortland, NY", dated October 1965. The latest such date we saw, in a cursory survey, was 1968.
  • A patent search did not turn up any patents granted or assigned to an Edlund from Cortland, nor did it turn up any drill or tapping patents granted or assigned to an Edlund. We did find some metal-working machinery patents granted to a Claus A. Edlund of Providence, RI, and co-assigned to Emil Bernstrom of Providence. Claus Edlund died in 1906 or 1907. We cannot make any connection between Claus A. Edlund and Edlund Machinery Co. of Cortland.
  • Details on the acquisition by Monarch comes from a history page on the Monarch website.