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Manufacturers Index - Gisholt Machine Co.

Gisholt Machine Co.
Madison, WI, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery & Steam and Gas Engines

Last Modified: Aug 31 2017 11:04AM by Jeff_Joslin
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Gisholt Machine Co. was founded in 1889 by John A. Johnson. He named it after his hometown in Norway. By 1889, if not earlier, they were making turret lathes. From 1900 to 1903, they built the first gas engines for the Fuller & Johnson Mfg. Co. , which was also owned by John A. Johnson.

From March 1895 Industry magazine

Gisholt Machine Co. was acquired by Giddings & Lewis in 1966. The Gisholt name reportedly lasted until 1970.

Information Sources

  • The 1899 (third) edition of Modern Machine-shop Practice by Joshua Rose, shows a Gisholt turret lathe.
  • American Lathe Builders: 1810-1910 by Kenneth L. Cope, 2001 page 66
  • The Giddings & Lewis acquisition information comes from a history on FundingUniverse.com.