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Manufacturers Index - J-M Machine Works, Inc.
Last Modified: Sep 28 2019 11:08PM by Jeff_Joslin
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J-M Machine Works, Inc. was active in 1949 making various home-shop woodworking machines: shaper, swing saw, sanders, benchtop tablesaw. We have also seen an ad from Sierra Tool Co., Inc., of Los Angeles, for their "Eager Beaver" bench saw for $10.95 which sounds strikingly similar to the "Eager Beaver" bench saw for $10.95 from J-M Machine Works, Inc. Many companies who were trying to sell through distributors would use a different name when advertising machines for sale directly to consumers.

Machinery reseller Foster Manufacturing Co. sold J-M Machine Works' shapers.

Information Sources

  • Ad in July 1949 Popular Mechanics: Wood shaper $34.95 / swing saw $69.50 / less motor"
  • Ad in August 1949 Popular Science: "Shapers, knives, swing saws, sanders, lawnmowers, trailers. J-M Machine Works, Sylacauga 3, Alabama."
  • Ad in a 1949 issue of Farm Journal: "Shapers, knives, swing and band saws".
  • Undated flyer for "Eager Beaver ball-bearing all-metal bench saw, $10.95 / J-M Machine Works, Inc., Sylacauga, Alabama".
  • Ad in January 1949 Popular Science from "Sierra Tool Co., Inc., 1618-A North Vermont Ave. Los Angeles" for the "Eager Beaver BENCH SAW", $10.95. The illustration includes a cartoon beaver wearing a tophat; the cartoon beaver and the saw are identical to that shown in the undated catalog we have from J-M Machine Works.