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Manufacturers Index - Wysong & Miles Co.
History
Last Modified: Jan 3 2014 5:39PM by Jeff_Joslin
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This company was founded in or before 1904, and survives to the present day. Their early machines were designed by Olmedo Cortez Wysong. We have no information on the identity of Mr. Miles.


Advertisement from the September 1912 issue of "Wood Craft"

The company's early product lines comprised belt sanders, mortisers, and bandsaws. A dovetailing machine was added to the line in about 1911. During the 1950s the company increasingly shifted its emphasis to metal forming machinery. In the mid-1970s they sold their woodworking machinery line to Central Machinery Co., (owned by longtime Wysong & Miles employee—becoming VP of Manufacturing—Don Hege) of Lexington, NC. They continued to manufacture metal-forming machinery until about 2003, then they discontinued manufacturing operations altogether in about 2005. They continue their rebuilding and parts business. See their website, http://www.wysongpartsandservice.com/.

Gary H. Phillips has written an article on restoring a Wysong & Miles mortiser.

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