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Manufacturers Index - Torq Electric Corp.

Torq Electric Corp.
Bedford, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Dec 12 2011 9:21PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company began in about 1945 as the Torq Electric Manufacturing Co. of Cleveland, and by 1948 was the Torq Electric Corp. of Bedford, Ohio. The company was active until at least 1966. They primarily made fractional horsepower electric motors, and they also made the "Grindmaster" bench grinder.

The founder seems to have been Joseph Greenhut, but evidence is thin.

Information Sources

  • A 1948 issue of Modern Machine Shop describes this firm's Grindmaster bench grinder.
  • A 1948 issue of The Tool Engineer reports that a bulletin on this firm's fractional horsepower motors was available. The address given was 1086 Interstate St., Bedford, O.
  • A 1966 issue of Hardware Age lists this company as a maker of bench grinders, and gives their address as 34 Interstate St., Bedford, O.