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Manufacturers Index - F. O'Brian & Co. Ltd.

F. O'Brian & Co. Ltd.
Swadlincote, near Burton-on-Trent, England, U.K.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Oct 7 2019 4:21PM by Jeff_Joslin
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F. O'Brian & Co. Ltd., which in its later years was O'Brian Manufacturing, Ltd., made FOBCO heavy-duty drill presses, plus Star brand drill presses and mill-drills in both floor-standing and table-top models. Their machines changed little over the years but they earned a reputation for excellent quality.

F. O'Brian & Co. worked out of the Crown Engineering Works a town 8 km west of Burton-on-Trent in Derbyshire. The lathes.co.uk page on this firm says that they made drill presses for 40 years. A quick web search turned up data points spanning 1946 through 1988.

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