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Manufacturers Index - Watson Mfg. Co.
History
Last Modified: May 3 2019 9:37PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In the 1920s and '30, Watson Manufacturing Co. manufactured a small metalworking lathe and a small benchtop drill press. The drill is exceedingly uncommon and not too many of the rather cheaply-made lathes have survived. Watson also made small and inexpensive 4-jaw lathe chucks, and many more of those have survived. The chucks were, for a time, sold by Sears Roebuck.

Information Sources

  • The lathes.co.uk site has a page on the Baby Grand Lathe made by this firm.
  • The January 1922 Popular Mechanics has an ad for the Baby Grand lathe from Watson Mfg. Co.; this is the earliest ad for this company that we have found. The same ad appeared intermittently in Popular Mechanics until at least 1926.