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Manufacturers Index - Atlas Press Co.

Atlas Press Co.
Kalamazoo, MI, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.clausing-industrial.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
375,415 Dec. 27, 1887 Pulley Gardner T. Eames Chicago, IL
29,455 Jul. 06, 1888 Sectional pulley Atwater E. Brackett ON, Canada The inventor would go on to considerable fame as the co-founder of G. T. Eames Co., which became Atlas Press Co. This patent was also issued as US Patent 411,651.
    Sectional pulley Gardner T. Eames Racine, WI  
411,651 Sep. 24, 1889 Wooden-rim split pulley Gardner T. Eames Racine, WI The inventor would go on to considerable fame as the co-founder of G. T. Eames Co., which became Atlas Press Co. This patent was also issued as Canada Patent 29,455.
548,185 Oct. 22, 1895 Duplicate-whist apparatus Herbert H. Everard Kalamazoo, MI The assignee manufactured regalia for Masons and other fraternal organizations. Inventor Everard would later be the co-founder of what became Atlas Press Co. In the Chicago World's Columbian Exhibition of 1893, this invention won an award.
614,092 Nov. 15, 1898 Drill-grinder Gardner T. Eames Kalamazoo, MI This patent date was seen on a drill grinder from Wilmarth & Morman Co., and the grinder appears to match this patent.
1,038,543 Sep. 17, 1912 Arbor press or ram Gardner T. Eames Kalamazoo, MI This patent is the genesis of Atlas Press. The G. T. Eames Company was renamed in 1914 to Atlas Press after their main product.
1,106,500 Aug. 11, 1914 Arbor press Gardner T. Eames Kalamazoo, MI This patent was applied for after Eames left the company he co-founded. The agreement him gave ownership of any improvements to patent 1,038,543 to his old company, and Eames accordingly assigned the patent to them. Eames did not do so for a later improvement, patent 1,201,162, and Atlas Press successfully sued him for ownership of that patent, which Eames had started manufacturing.
This patent covers an improved table mechanism whose work-support is raised and whose opening can be adjusted in size.
1,201,162 Oct. 10, 1916 Mandrel-press Gardner T. Eames Kalamazoo, MI In 1911 Gardner T. Eames had co-founded G. T. Eames Co. to manufacture his patent arbor press (see patent 1,038,543.) He parted ways with that company, which then changed its name to Atlas Press Co. Then in 1916 when this patent was issued, Eames registered a new business under the old name of G. T. Eames Co. and started manufacturing his improved arbor press. Atlas Press Co. sued to stop him from doing so, and the court awarded the patent rights to Atlas Press. We don't know if they ever used this patent.
1,457,020 May. 29, 1923 Mandrel and straightening press James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,645,521 Oct. 18, 1927 Mandrel press James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,759,186 May. 20, 1930 Spanner wrench James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,789,562 Jan. 20, 1931 Revoluble display stand James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI In 1913 co-inventor Penniman's wife inherited half-ownership of G. T. Eames Co. makers of a patent arbor press. Penniman took over the commercial side of the company but ran into cash-flow problems and also butted heads with G. T. Eames. Eames sold out to Penniman who renamed the business to Atlas Press Co., and Penniman eventually turned things back around and Atlas Press Co. became very successful under Penniman's leadership.
    Revoluble display stand John H. Penniman Kalamazoo, MI  
1,794,148 Feb. 24, 1931 Wrecking crane James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,794,149 Feb. 24, 1931 Stand and control means for electric portable drills James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,812,585 Jun. 30, 1931 Engine stand James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,850,742 Mar. 22, 1932 Spring testing device James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,856,465 May. 03, 1932 Machine for running in and burning crank shaft bearings James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,878,380 Sep. 20, 1932 Apparatus for locating noises in motor vehicles James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,909,522 May. 16, 1933 Lathe James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,919,200 Jul. 25, 1933 Headlight testing device Harry E. Childs Kalamazoo, MI
1,950,994 Mar. 13, 1934 Wheel alignment testing device Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
1,968,070 Jul. 31, 1934 Headlight tester James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
1,988,327 Jan. 15, 1935 Wheel alignment testing device Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
2,013,235 Sep. 03, 1935 Vibrating detector for automobiles James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
2,121,069 Jun. 21, 1938 Circular saw James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI This patent was seen on Sears Craftsman 8-inch tablesaws, Models 101.0241, 101.02143, 101.02161, and 101.02180 (and likely others as well), and Dunlap 101.02140. The model number prefix of 101 indicates that it was manufactured by Atlas Press. Also seen on an 8-inch Atlas tablesaw, model S8ES.
2,260,635 Oct. 28, 1941 Head and table adjustment for drill press Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
2,262,512 Nov. 11, 1941 Drill press Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
2,274,129 Feb. 24, 1942 Jointer fence James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
2,285,743 Jun. 09, 1942 Milling machine Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI Patent number seen on a model "MFC" horizontal mill from Atlas Press Co.
2,287,391 Jun. 23, 1942 Drill press Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
2,346,731 Apr. 18, 1944 Drill press James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
2,386,851 Oct. 16, 1945 Toolholder Victor E. Griffin Cicero, IL
2,490,307 Dec. 06, 1949 Stop device for machine tools Michael Joseph Karr Kalamazoo, MI
2,521,302 Sep. 05, 1950 Saw table work guide Henry E. Musselman Kalamazoo, MI
2,530,290 Nov. 14, 1950 Table saw with tiltable and vertically adjustable arbor James G. Collins Kalamazoo, MI
2,556,548 Jun. 12, 1951 Slidably adjustable saw table guide fence Helmer Modderman Kalamazoo, MI
2,562,246 Jul. 31, 1951 Woodworking machine and the like provided with adjustable work guides Michael J. Karr Kalamazoo, MI
    Woodworking machine and the like provided with adjustable work guides Walter L. Van Dam Kalamazoo, MI  
2,601,877 Jul. 01, 1952 Indexing plunger assembly for jig saws or the like Walter L. Van Dam Kalamazoo, MI
2,601,879 Jul. 01, 1952 Woodworking machine and mounting and adjusting means for the rotary cylindrical cutter thereof Walter L. Van Dam Kalamazoo, MI
2,619,998 Dec. 02, 1952 Adjustable fence for machine tools Asaka J. Okamuro Kalamazoo, MI
2,628,047 Feb. 10, 1953 Universal motor mounting for machine tools Walter L. Van Dam Kalamazoo, MI
    Universal motor mounting for machine tools Harry D. Herder Kalamazoo, MI  
D170,864 Nov. 17, 1953 Vertical milling machine or similar article Ingvar O. Johansson Chicago, IL This patent number was seen on a Model 8520 vertical mill from the Clausing Division of Atlas Press Co.; the mill closely resembles the patent drawing.
2,663,331 Dec. 22, 1953 Hold-down for jig saws or the like Harry D. Herder Kalamazoo, MI
2,966,079 Dec. 27, 1960 Tool machine brake mechanism Ingvar O. Johansson Skokie, IL In 1964 the I. O. Johansson Co. was acquired by the Clausing Division of Atlas Press Co., and then in 1969 Atlas Press renamed itself to Clausing Corp.