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Manufacturers Index - Curtis Machine Corp.
History
Last Modified: Dec 14 2010 3:30PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company was founded in 1905, perhaps by Edward W. Curtis. By 1928 they were known as Curtis Machine Corp. The company lasted until at least 1954. They made sanding machines, especially stroke sanders.

Information Sources

  • An article on the history of manufacturing in Jamestown lists this firm as founded 1905.
  • Mention of spur to "Curtis Machine Co." in 1946 Erie Railway schedule.
  • Ad in 1955-56 issue of Hitchcock's Wood Worker's Digest Directory.
  • We have seen several ads for used machines.
  • Edward W. Curtis of Jamestown, NY, received a pair of sanding machine patents, one of which was assigned to this company. Patents also provided the information on the name Curtis Machine Corp.
  • A patent for a multi-spindle carving machine was assigned to this firm. We have never seen one example of such a machine.