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Manufacturers Index - Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. Co.

Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. Co.
Milwaukee, WI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Feb 15 2019 12:33PM by Jeff_Joslin
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Around 1918, the Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. Co. made a horizontal drilling and boring machine. We have also seen a 1929 and a 1931 mention of Milwaukee Electric Crane & Hoist Corp., and it appears that by that time they were no longer making their drilling and boring machines.

Information Sources

  • 1918-07-04 The Iron Trade Review lists the Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. Co. as a maker of drilling machines.
  • 1919 Wright's Milwaukee City Directory lists "Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg Co Inc S H Squier Pres; M A Beck V-Pres-Chf-Eng; Arthur Fritsch V-Pres-Sales-Mgr; M P O'Brien Sec-Treas; A A Mayer Asst-Eng; C L Mayer Chf-Drftsmn; Mfrs Electric Travelling Cranes and Hoists and Horizontal Drilling and Boring Machines 60th and Greenfield Av".
  • 1920 Iron Age Catalogue of American Exports has two pages on the Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. CO., "Manufacturers of Horizontal Drilling and Boring Machines". The factory and a couple of horizontal drilling machines are illustrated, and specifications are given; see the "Publications" tab for a PDF of these pages.
  • 1921-01-20 The Iron Age, in a column on new trade publications. "Electric Cranes, Hoists and Horizontal Drills.—Milwaukee Electric Crane & Mfg. Co., Milwaukee. Catalog, 48 pages, 7½ x 10½ in. Deals with electric cranes both standard and special, including an all steel crane designed for steel mill service; monorail hoists of double truck type built in capacities of 3 to 10 tons, and a horizontal drilling and boring machine especially suited for operating at one setting on pieces too long or bulky for the usual type of machine. Numerous views show crane installations and crane details."