72634Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Clausing purchase of Atlas - date
- Jan 1, 2012On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM, david.deboize@... <
> wa5cab,Here is the source for the above text.
> Don't know if you found out anything further online, but below is quick
> history on Atlas:
> This company was founded 1911 as the G. T. Eames Co. to make arbor
> presses. In 1919, the name changed to Atlas Press Co. to capitalize on the
> brand recognition of their main product. We have also seen the name Atlas
> Tool and Machine Co., but don't know how it fits in.
> During the 1920s they added drill presses and metalworking lathes to their
> line. During the 1930s they added wood lathes to their line. In 1934 they
> began making drill presses and wood lathes for Sears Roebuck, which
> marketed them under the Craftsman, Companion, and Dunlap names. At some
> point, reportedly in 1935, they obtained the "Power King" line of
> woodworking machinery by purchasing Power King Corp., formerly Portable
> Power Tool Corp. In 1950 they purchased the higher-end machine tool maker
> Clausing Lathe Co.; by the mid-1950s they were focusing on the industrial
> and commercial metalworking markets, and in 1960 they sold the woodworking
> equipment line to Black & Decker.
> In 1969 (one source says 1965), the Atlas Press Co. changed its name to
> Clausing Corp., and some time later, to Clausing Industrial, Inc.
> The Atlas Press Co. web site gives a company history.
> Address (1949 Popular Mechanics): 1819 N. Pitcher St, Kalamazoo 13D,
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