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Manufacturers Index - Sheldon Machine Co., Inc.
Last Modified: Sep 14 2019 8:23PM by Mark Stansbury
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The company manufactured of metal working lathes and accessories.

In 1910, the company announced, "The Carlson Machine Co., 619 West Washington Boulevard, Chicago, has increased its capitalization from $5000 to $15,000 and changed its name to the Sheldon Machine Co."

In 1944 Sheldon Machine Co., Inc. acquired the Vernon Line of machine tools.

A 1949 Popular Science publication listed their address as 4266 N. Knox Ave., Chicago 41, Illinois.

In 1953, "Cincinnati Metalcrafts, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio, announces the sale of its Sebastian Lathe Division [Sebastian Lathe Co.] to the Sheldon Machine Co., Chicago, Ill. All manufacturing operations are being moved to the Chicago plant of the Sheldon Machine Co." These were sold as "Sheldon-built Sebastian lathes."

According to Tony Griffith's Lathe web site, some Sheldon lathes were manufactured for sale by Lempco Co. of Bedford, OH.

Information Sources

  • Industry Week, V63, 14 Nov 1918, pg. 1148
  • Iron Age, Vol. 154, 1944, Page 110, Google Books snippet view
  • Machinery, Vol. 59, 1953, Pg. 140, Google Books snippet view