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Machine Registry

An ongoing project of the VintageMachinery.org web site is to document as many examples of machines and their serial numbers made by the different manufacturers as possible. The reason we want to document these machines it in order to create a rough timeline as to when a machine was made. Our theory is that if we can create a database of machines and their serial numbers, we can begin to look for the subtle changes made over the years as they improved their machinery which can be determined by old catalogs, ads and similar documentation.

Registry Stewards

The Machine Registry is maintained by a group of volunteers, each of which has agreed to serve as a "Steward" of the registry for a particular manufacturer. If you do not see your manufacturer listed in the list below, it is because we do not currentely have a steward who has volunteered to catalog those numbers. If you would like to serve as a steward for a manufacturer not listed below, please contact the webmaster.

Submitting Machines to the Registry

If you would like to add your machine to the Registry, we ask that you contact the appropiate steward based on the manufacturer (e-mail links are provided below) and provide them with at least the following basic information:

  1. Your Name and E-Mail address
  2. Machine Type, Model, and basic Descripiton
  3. Machine Serial Number
  4. Any documentatoin that can date the machine

Also, we strongly encourage you to also submit a Photo Index entry on machines submitted to the Registry. This will allow us to link photos of the machine to the Regsitry as well as give the submitter an opportunity to give more about the machine than what is covered in the Registry. To submit a Photo Index entry, please visit the Photo Index Upload Wizard.

Depending on the manufacturer and steward, you may be asked to provide more information than the above basics but at the very least, we need the above information.

Current Machine Registry Manufacturers

Manufacturer Registry Entries Registry Contact
American Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
Submit New Entry 58 Steward: Jeff McVey
American Wood Working Machinery Co.
Rochester, NY; Williamsport, PA; Montgomery, PA
Submit New Entry 139 Steward: Doug Westlind
Atlas Press Co.
Kalamazoo, MI
Submit New Entry 323 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Bates & Edmonds Motor Co.
Lansing, MI
Submit New Entry 0 Steward: Denis Rouleau
Beaver Power Tools
Guelph, ON
Submit New Entry 24 Steward: John Downie
Berlin Machine Works
Berlin, WI; Beloit, WI
Submit New Entry 9 Steward: Doug Westlind
Buffalo Forge Co.
Buffalo, NY
Submit New Entry 4 Steward: Matthew Asser
Buffalo Machines, Inc.
Lockport, NY
Submit New Entry 1 Steward: Matthew Asser
Canadian Blower & Forge, Co. Ltd.
Kitchener, ON
Submit New Entry 6 Steward: Matthew Asser
Canadian Sander Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
Brockville, ON
Submit New Entry 0 Steward: Scott Andrew
Clausing Industrial, Inc.
Kalamazoo, MI
Submit New Entry 23 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Crescent Machine Co.
Leetonia, OH
Submit New Entry 606 Steward: Keith Rucker
Darra-James Corp.
Waterbury, CT
Submit New Entry 21 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN
Submit New Entry 270 Steward: JB Lenzi
DeWalt Products Co.
Leola, PA; Lancaster, PA; Towson, MD
Submit New Entry 405 Steward: Brian Hartman
Drummond Brothers, Ltd.
Guildford, Surrey, England
Submit New Entry 1 Steward: Peter de Groot
Duro Metal Products Co.
Chicago, IL.
Submit New Entry 67 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Egan Co.
Cincinnati, OH
Submit New Entry 2 Steward: Jeff McVey
Ekstrom, Carlson & Co.
Rockford, IL
Submit New Entry 9 Steward: James Boster
J. A. Fay & Egan Co.
Cincinnati, OH.
Submit New Entry 111 Steward: Jeff McVey
Foley Manufacturing Co.
Minneapolis, MN
Submit New Entry 10 Steward: Bob P
Fox Machine Co.
Grand Rapids, MI; Jackson, MI
Submit New Entry 41 Steward: Jeff McVey
Fray Machine Tool Co.
Glendale, CA
Submit New Entry 12 Steward: Joel Havens
Grand Rapids Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
Submit New Entry 3 Steward: Jeff McVey
Greenlee Brothers & Co.
Chicago, IL and Rockford, IL
Submit New Entry 53 Steward: Jeff McVey
Hall & Brown Wood Working Machine Co.
St. Louis, MO
Submit New Entry 20 Steward: Kirk Poore
Henry Power Tools Ltd.
London, ON, Canada
Submit New Entry 9 Steward: Matthew Asser
Jacobson Machine Mfg. Co.
Warren, PA
Submit New Entry 0 Steward: Denis Rouleau
Kindt-Collins Co.
Cleveland, OH; Lakewood, OH
Submit New Entry 3 Steward: Andy Petrass
Kneisley Electric Co.
Toledo, OH
Submit New Entry 38 Steward: Bob Holcombe
Leland & Faulconer Manufacturing Co.
Detroit, MI
Submit New Entry 7 Steward: Jeff McVey
Manning, Bowman & Co.
Meriden, CT
Submit New Entry 0 Steward: Bob P
Moak Machine & Foundry Co.
Kimball, MI; Port Huron, MI
Submit New Entry 5 Steward: Brian Weick
Montgomery Ward | Powr-Kraft
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Submit New Entry 71 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Newman Machine Co., Inc.
Greensboro, NC
Submit New Entry 34 Steward: Jeff McVey
Newman-Whitney
Greensboro, NC
Submit New Entry 0 Steward: Jeff McVey
Northfield Foundry & Machine Co.
Northfield, MN
Submit New Entry 12 Steward: Ray Muno
Oliver Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
Submit New Entry 1384 Steward: Jeff McVey
Parks Woodworking Machine Co.
Cincinnati, OH.
Submit New Entry 278 Steward: Doug Rewerts
Perkins & Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
Submit New Entry 19 Steward: Jeff McVey
Jos Poitras & Sons Ltd.
Islet, QC, Canada
Submit New Entry 38 Steward: Jeff Joslin
C. O. Porter Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI
Submit New Entry 11 Steward: Richard O'Connor
Porter-Cable Machine Co.
Syracuse, NY and Jackson, TN
Submit New Entry 28 Steward: Scott Andrew
Power King Tool Corp.
Warsaw, IN
Submit New Entry 67 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA
Submit New Entry 645 Steward: Don Tuleja
Sibley & Ware
South Bend, IN
Submit New Entry 71 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
South Bend Lathe Works
South Bend, IN
Submit New Entry 18 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Sprunger Brothers, Inc.
South Bend, IN; Topeka, IN; Ligonier, IN; Elkhart, IN
Submit New Entry 374 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Syracuse Sander Manufacturing Co.
Syracuse, NY
Submit New Entry 12 Steward: Scott Andrew
Tannewitz Works
Grand Rapids, MI; Jenison, MI.
Submit New Entry 45 Steward: Bill Simmeth
ToolKraft Corp.
Springfield, MA; Chicopee, MA
Submit New Entry 58 Steward: Brian Kachadurian
Walker-Turner Co., Inc.
Jersey City, NJ; Plainfield, NJ
Submit New Entry 21 Steward: Scott Andrew
Wells-Index Corp.
Jackson, MI; Three Rivers, MI; Muskegon, MI
Submit New Entry 15 Steward: Jon Paulsen
Baxter D. Whitney & Son, Inc.
Winchendon, MA
Submit New Entry 57 Steward: Jeff McVey
P. B. Yates Machine Co.
Beloit, WI; Hamilton, ON
Submit New Entry 16 Steward: Doug Westlind
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC
Submit New Entry 311 Steward: Doug Westlind