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Manufacturers Index - American Floor Surfacing Machine Co.

American Floor Surfacing Machine Co.
Toledo, OH, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.americansanders.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery

Last Modified: Dec 11 2019 9:13AM by Mark Stansbury
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This company, established in 1903, is known for their floor sanders. They also made a combination machine known as the Electric Carpenter. They were in business under the American Floor Surfacing Machine Co. banner until at least 1957; after a series of corporate mergers and acquisitions, they are now part of the Clarke American Sanders group, which is, in turn, part of Nilfisk-Advance, Inc.

American Floor Surfacing Machine Co. also made handheld power tools (sanders, circular saws, and chainsaws) and machines for surfacing concrete and terrazzo floors. Some of these products are outside of the scope of this website and we do not provide any information on them other than patents. Their floor sanders had motors by Peerless Electric Co.

Address: 535 S St. Clair St., Toledo 3, Ohio (source=Jan 1955 Popular Mechanics)

Information Sources

  • 1931 letter and price list.
  • Much of the information here was gleaned from patent records.
  • The company website provided the year of establishment and the current ownership.