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Manufacturers Index - Williams & Hussey Machine Co., Inc.

Williams & Hussey Machine Co., Inc.
Wilton, NH; Milford, NH; Amherst, NH, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.williamsnhussey.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

History
Last Modified: Apr 12 2017 2:26PM by Jeff_Joslin
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In the early 1950s Thurston Williams and Forrest A. Hussey had a machine shop in Wilton, NH, that made pumps and auto parts. In 1954 they developed a novel planer-molder and then acquired the O. K. Tool Co. and moved it from Connecticut to Milford, NH. That same year Williams & Hussey Machine Corp. was founded as a a division of O. K. Tool Co., Inc., to manufacture the planer-molder. The name changed slightly to William & Hussey Machine Co., Inc. at some point. They purchased lathe maker J. G. Blount Co. in 1964.

In 1988 the company was purchased by Stephen V. Carter, who relocated them back to Wilton. In 2006 the business relocated to Milford, NH. In 2017 they moved to Amherst:

Williams & Hussey Machine Co
105 State Route 101A, Unit 4
Amherst, NH 03031
Toll Free: 800-258-1380
Local: 603-732-0219
Fax: 603-732-4048

Information Sources

  • This maker was assigned four 1957 patents for woodworking machinery, plus a 1966 patent for a "rotary sliding-vane pump".
  • A particularly early version of the planer-molder can be seen in a Photo Index entry. The label reads as follows:
    M and M
    MOULDER-PLANER
    EAGLE SALES COMPANY, INC.
    KEENE, N.H.
    PATENTS PENDING
  • A correspondent reports a molder labeled as follows:
    M & M MOLDER-PLANER
    MODEL W7 SERIAL W416
    SOLD BY
    WORDEN INDUSTRIES - KEENE, N. H.
    MANUFACTURED BY
    WILLIAMS & HUSSEY MACHINE CORP. MILFORD, N. H.
    PATENTS PENDING"
    See Tony Palminteri's Photo Index entry for a very similar machine.
  • A 1964 issue of American Machinist had the following snippet.

    William & Hussey Machine buys J G Blount Co.

    Williams & Hussey Machine Corp of Milford, NH, has purchased J G Blount Co of Everett, Mass. Purchase is part of a product diversification...

  • Tony Palminteri contacted W&H, who told him that the serial numbers started at 100.
  • An article in the 2004-09-13 Union Leader notes that the company was celebrating their 50th anniversary. It provides much of the historical background for this maker. The article is available online in PDF form.
  • Patents records provide confirmation of many of the names and dates from the above-mentioned newspaper story.