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Manufacturers Index - Enterprise Co.

Enterprise Co.
Columbiana, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery, Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Mar 24 2015 1:53PM by joelr4
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An 1897 letterhead states the Enterprise Manufacturing Company were Builders of Portable Saw Mills, Portable Saw Mill Engines, Street Paving Rollers, Belt Power Feed Mills and Horse Power Feed Mills.

An early 1900s catalog sold the following: High pressure portable and detached steam engines; class "S" engine with throttling governor; type "A" automatic high speed engine; boilers, standard horizontal tubular and horizontal tubular high pressure. Saw mills: chain feed, variable friction feed, belt feed, giant and cable feed. Also shown are trimmers, swing cut off saws, gang edgers, giant self-feeding bolter, hand-feed bolter, gang bolter, lath mill, live rolls, log haulers, conveyors, log turner, lumber buggies and more.

Photos have also been seen of Enterprise metal lathes.

Enterprise also manufactured and sold what was formerly part of the Crescent line of woodworking machinery. Ads in 1955-56 Hitchcock's Wood Workers' Digest Directory show the Crescent P-18 and P-24 planers and the 36" bandsaw. Instruction manuals from The Enterprise Company have also been found for Crescent 12" and 16" Jointers (dated 1957) and Crescent P-18 and P-36 Planers. Several machine have also turned up with tags that state that the machine is a Crescent machine made by Enterprise. These machines include jointers, band saws, shapers, planers and mortisers.