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Manufacturers Index - Economy Machinery Co.

Economy Machinery Co.
Cincinnati, OH, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Apr 30 2018 8:31AM by Jeff_Joslin
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Illustration from article in September 1899 Modern Machinery

In 1898-99 the Economy Machinery Co. was making a benchtop drill press that had been developed and patented by the proprietor, John H. Flynn. The company's primary business was as a used machinery dealer. The drill press seems to have been discontinued by 1900 and the company continued as a used machinery dealer until at least the late 1920s. Son John H. Flynn, Jr., joined the business shortly after the drill press era. Patent records show that in later years he was also working for the Eureka Tackle Block Co. of Cincinnati.

Information Sources

  • 1898 Commercial Directory of the American Republics lists Economy Machinery Co. of Cincinnati as "Woodworking Machinery, Manufacturers of. (Fabricantes de Maquinaria para. Trabajar Madera.) (Fabricantes de Machiinas de Trabalhar Madeira.)".
  • Article in September 1899 Modern Machinery.
  • 1909 Williams' Cincinnati Business Directory lists "Economy Machinery Co. John H. Flynn propr 428 E Pearl".
  • 1913 Ohio Annual Report of the Department of Inspection of Workshops, Factories and Public Buildings lists Economy Machinery Co. of Cincinnati as a machinery repair company.
  • Ad in 1923-12-09 Cincinnati Enquirer: "WOODWORKING MACHINES, 50 standard machines in stock for bargains. ECONOMY MACHINERY CO., n. w. cor. Pearl and Ludlow."
  • Ad in 1927-10-09 Cincinnati Enquirer: "IRON AND WOODWORKING MACHINERY 200 rebuilt machines In stock ready for delivery. ECONOMY MACHINERY CO., Pearl and Ludlow."