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Manufacturers Index - Fischer Machine Works
History
Last Modified: Dec 14 2010 8:01PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This maker seems to have been created in about the late 1880s by the splitting of Benjamin & Fischer into Benjamin Machine Co. and Fischer Machine Works. It survived until at least 1897. The owner was Engelbert Fischer.

Fischer specialized in band mills and circular ripsaws.

Information Sources

  • Mentioned in Chandler W. Jones's Planers, Matchers and Molders in America as one of the woodworking machinery manufacturers of the day that was not part of the 1897 merger that created American Wood Working Machine Co.
  • The April 15, 1885 "Wood and Iron" journal mentions a band mill "invented by Edwin Benjamin, and manufactured by Benjamin & Fischer, of Chicago..."
  • Used bandsaws in 1917 catalog.