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72634Re: [atlas_craftsman] Re: Clausing purchase of Atlas - date

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    Jan 1, 2012
      On Sun, Jan 1, 2012 at 1:49 PM, david.deboize@... <
      david.deboize@...> wrote:

      > wa5cab,
      > 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,
      > Michigan.

      Here is the source for the above text.

      > http://vintagemachinery.org/mfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=51

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