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Manufacturers Index - R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co.

R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co.
Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Jul 5 2018 3:24PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Richard K. LeBlond started R. K. LeBlond Machine Tool Co. in 1887 making gauge lathes and small tools. After making lathes for Lodge & Davis Machine Tool Co. for five years he started to make engine lathes under his own name. The firm started making milling machines in 1900. In 1931 they introduced their "Regal" line of lathes which were lighter and more affordable.

In 1981 the company merged with Japanese machine tool maker Makino Milling Machine Co., the new entity being LeBlond Makino Machine Tool Co. In 1997 the name became Makino Milling Machine Co., Ltd., and the following year a subsidiary was formed to provide parts and service for the older LeBlond machines, LeBlond Lathe Ltd.

From the 1907 book, "Modern American Machine Tools"

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