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Manufacturers Index - Avey Drilling Machine Co.
Last Modified: Aug 27 2018 9:22PM by joelr4
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By 1909, "Avey" drilling machines were being built by Cincinnati Pulley Machinery Co. At the end of 1919 that company renamed itself to the Avey Drilling Machine Co. In 1934 they relocated to Covington, KY. Sometime around about 1957 they became a division of Motch & Merryweather Machinery Co. They survived until at least the mid-1970s. We have also seen the name "Avey Machine Tool Co.", but always as a division of Motch & Merryweather.

Information Sources

  • A February 1917 drilling-machine patent was assigned to Cincinnati Pulley Machinery Co., and this is the latest data point we have for the Avey drill being made by them.
  • From the Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor and the General Assembly of the State of Ohio for the year ending June 30, 1920, is a listing under corporate name changes: filed on December 30, 1919, the Cincinnati Pully Machinery Co. changed its name to the Avey Drilling Machine Co.
  • From the November 1920 issue of the Journal of the Franklin Institute: "Avey Drilling Machine Company, Avey No. 9 Drilling Machine. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1920. (From the Company.)"
  • An August 1921 drilling-machine patent was assigned to Avey Drilling Machine Co.
  • Machine Tools Made in America, National Machine Tool Builders' Association, 1921
  • Machine serial numbers from 1920 to 1957 may found here