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Manufacturers Index - Oliver Machinery Co.

Oliver Machinery Co.
Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.
Company Website: http://www.eaglemachinery-repair.com/
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

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Patent Number Date Title Name City Description
449,696 Apr. 07, 1891 Miter-cutting machine Willis J. Perkins Grand Rapids, MI (Information here—and for other universal trimmers—is courtesy of Jeffrey S. McVey.) This universal trimmer was purportedly designed by Joseph A. Oliver, who had briefly worked for Fox Machine Co. Perkins and Oliver formed Grand Rapids Machinery Co. to make this trimmer, but Fox filed suit and Perkins sold his share to Oliver (in 1890). In 1892 Oliver started American Machinery Co., but continued Grand Rapids Machinery Co. until 1903, when he combined the two companies and name the result Oliver Machinery Co.
We have a report of a trimmer labeled "W.J.PERKINS PAT.APR.7.91.U.S.A.ENG&GAR Manufactured by Perkins & Co Grand Rapids Michigan USA".
476,677 Jun. 07, 1892 Dado-head Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI From the founder of Oliver Machinery Co., an adjustable-width dado cutter. Witness Cilley was an attorney.
519,199 May. 01, 1894 Trimming-machine Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI According to Jeffrey S. McVey, this design was used by Oliver in his No. 2, 3, 5, and 7 trimmers.
526,634 Sep. 25, 1894 Miter-cutting machine Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI This design was used for the first American Machinery Co. miter trimmer, which was not assigned a model number.
577,777 Feb. 23, 1897 Miter-cutting machine Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI The improvements in this patent are found on American Machinery's No. 1 and No. 4 trimmers.
582,544 May. 11, 1897 Oilstone-box Joseph W. Oliver Detroit, MI Inventor was founder of American Machinery Co., which later became Oliver Machinery Co.
Example seen on ebay. The lid is labeled, "DETROIT EMERY WHEEL CO. / DETROIT, MICH. / OILSTONE BOX. USE KEROSENE ONLY. / OLIVER'S PAT. MAY 11,1897". We have also seen an example labeled, "TWO-FACED TURKISH EMERY OIL STONE, Oliver's Oil Stone Box. Pat. May 11 1897 Style E 8 x 2 x 1 manufactured by "Oliver" Machinery Co., Grand Rapids Mich. U.S.A."
652,136 Jun. 19, 1900 Miter-cutting machine Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI This design was sold as the American or Oliver No. 0 and No. 6.
744,190 Nov. 17, 1903 Saw-table Edwin T. Gorham Grand Rapids, MI This patent date was seen on an Oliver #60 tablesaw.
838,547 Dec. 18, 1906 Electric motor and method of controlling the same Austin Kimble Chicago, IL This patent date was seen on an early variable-speed reversible motor from Kimble Electric Co.
877,407 Jan. 21, 1908 Cutter-head for planing-machines Ernst Carstens , Germany Circular cutter-head for jointers and planers. Appears to have been exclusively licensed to Oliver Machinery Co., who put it on their own machines, supplied it as an OEM part to other makers, and sold it as an after-market upgrade. This cutter-head was a big safety advance, but now considered dangerous because the head can fly apart if the bolts fail.
939,284 Nov. 09, 1909 Quick-Acting Woodworking-Vise Walter Y. Mentzer Grand Rapids, MI
942,264 Dec. 07, 1909 Brush-holder Austin Kimble Chicago, IL This is a patent for the "Kimble drive" used on some early 20th century lathes, especially from Oliver.
942,382 Dec. 07, 1909 Motor-controller Austin Kimble Chicago, IL This is a patent for the "Kimble drive" used on some early 20th century lathes, especially from Oliver.
987,065 Mar. 14, 1911 Chain mortising machine William Blackett Haigh , England
995,082 Jun. 13, 1911 Attachment for circular-saw machines Joseph W. Oliver Grand Rapids, MI The tablesaw illustrated with the guard is an Oliver 90.
1,004,437 Sep. 26, 1911 Alternating-current motor Austin Kimble Chicago, IL This motor design was found on some Oliver lathes.
1,043,942 Nov. 12, 1912 No-voltage release mechanism Austin Kimble Chicago, IL This patent date was seen on Oliver lathe with Kimble drive. The actual design was not used on the lathe in question.
1,092,849 Apr. 14, 1914 Rotor construction for induction-motors John D. Nies St. Charles, IL
1,115,835 Nov. 03, 1914 Electric controller John D. Nies St. Charles, IL
    Electric controller Austin Kimble Oak Park, IL  
1,128,005 Feb. 09, 1915 Adjustable speed control for electric motors John D. Nies St. Charles, IL
    Adjustable speed control for electric motors Austin Kimble Oak Park, IL  
1,399,969 Dec. 13, 1921 Combination handwheel and faceplate for lathes Armen S. Kurkjian Grand Rapids, MI
1,428,342 Sep. 05, 1922 Brush mounting John D. Nies St. Charles, IL
1,443,789 Jan. 30, 1923 Table mount for metal and wood working machines Hugh Humphreys Grand Rapids, MI This patent covers a sliding table mechanism that was used on various Oliver tablesaws, such as the models 260-D and 90.
1,476,412 Dec. 04, 1923 Motor construction John D. Nies St. Charles, IL
1,493,779 May. 13, 1924 Pneumatic sanding pad Hugh Humphreys Grand Rapids, MI
1,587,566 Jun. 08, 1926 Electric-motor unit Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI This patent number was seen on an Oliver model 51-B lathe that exactly matches the patent drawing.
"This invention relates to a combined electric motor and controls therefor built as a unit so that all of the controls and safety devices used in connection with the motor are not only located in close proximity therewith, but are housed with the motor so that all together make a single unit which may be readily applied to various types of machinery which the motor is to drive and in which all of the wires connecting the different elements of the construction are housed and out of the way, there being no danger of injury to the insulation with a consequent short circuit or other undesirable happening. The only wires which are exposed are the feed and ground wires which supply current to the motor and carry the same away."
1,670,540 May. 22, 1928 Tool rest Hugh Humphreys Grand Rapids, MI
1,742,217 Jan. 07, 1930 Woodworking shaper Thomas R. Renwick Grand Rapids, MI
1,746,697 Feb. 11, 1930 Conveyer Robert D. Eaglesfield Brazil, IN Inventor Eaglesfield had earlier made machines under his own name, including an early tilting-arbor tablesaw.
1,748,325 Feb. 25, 1930 Mortising machine Thomas R. Renwick Grand Rapids, MI "The embodiment of this invention which we have made is illustrated as cutting mortises in curved bars such as are used in the manufacture of automobile bodies..."
    Mortising machine Armen S. Kurkjian Grand Rapids, MI  
    Mortising machine Melvin D. Baldwin Grand Rapids, MI  
1,795,313 Mar. 10, 1931 Electric-motor support John D. Nies St. Charles, IL "My invention relates to improved sound dampening support for machines..."
1,976,048 Oct. 09, 1934 Motor driven lathe head Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Motor driven lathe head Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,095,620 Oct. 12, 1937 Bread slicing machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Bread slicing machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,110,113 Mar. 01, 1938 Wrapping machinery Oscar Sandberg Battle Creek, MI Machine for wrapping loaves of bread.
2,143,460 Jan. 10, 1939 Knife adjustment in bread slicing machines Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Knife adjustment in bread slicing machines Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,147,322 Feb. 14, 1939 Safety control for bread slicing machines Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Safety control for bread slicing machines Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,162,138 Jun. 13, 1939 Automatic bread slicing machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Automatic bread slicing machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,170,312 Aug. 22, 1939 Combination bread slicing and wrapping machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Combination bread slicing and wrapping machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,239,945 Apr. 29, 1941 Feeding and folding mechanism for wrapping machines Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Feeding and folding mechanism for wrapping machines Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,244,140 Jun. 03, 1941 Label attaching machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI Accessory to a bread-wrapping machine.
2,310,719 Feb. 09, 1943 Wrapping machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI Machine for wrapping irregularly-sized loaves of bread.
    Wrapping machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,326,436 Aug. 10, 1943 Label attaching machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI Accessory to machine in patent 2,244,140.
2,329,669 Sep. 14, 1943 Label attaching machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
2,341,492 Feb. 08, 1944 Wrapper Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
2,341,493 Feb. 08, 1944 Machine for applying labels to moving webs Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Machine for applying labels to moving webs Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,344,185 Mar. 14, 1944 Labeling machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
2,351,306 Jun. 13, 1944 Package Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
2,371,858 Mar. 20, 1945 Package wrapping Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Package wrapping Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,378,112 Jun. 12, 1945 Adjustable labeling device Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
    Adjustable labeling device Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI  
2,528,856 Nov. 07, 1950 Labeling machine Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
2,747,757 May. 29, 1956 Labeling machine Joseph L. Golubski Grand Rapids, MI
2,776,038 Jan. 01, 1957 Label machine feeding and timing mechanism Harry F. Caldwell Grand Rapids, MI
2,789,606 Apr. 23, 1957 Bread slicing machine William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI
2,858,954 Nov. 04, 1958 Label securing attachment Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
2,864,522 Dec. 16, 1958 Labeling machine Howard B. Tuthill Grand Rapids, MI
3,027,271 Mar. 27, 1962 Pressure sensitive adhesive sheet material having a protective coating of heat removable material Robert E. Politi Winchester, MA
    Pressure sensitive adhesive sheet material having a protective coating of heat removable material Paul A. Plasse Lexington, MA  
3,084,491 Apr. 09, 1963 Means for transporting flexible sheets William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI
3,112,238 Nov. 26, 1963 Labeling machine John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI
    Labeling machine Harry F. Caldwell Cedar Springs, MI  
3,169,435 Feb. 16, 1965 Saw for ferrous materials John G. Hartger Grand Rapids, MI
3,451,874 Jun. 24, 1969 Labeling machine Carrel M. Forward Grand Rapids, MI
    Labeling machine Donald J. Van Weelde Coopersville, MI  
    Labeling machine William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI  
3,518,808 Jul. 07, 1970 Packaging machine article release apparatus William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI
3,519,835 Jul. 07, 1970 Radiation sensitive apparatus for verifying label position John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI
3,586,570 Jun. 22, 1971 Labeling machine Carrel M. Forward Grand Rapids, MI
    Labeling machine John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI  
    Labeling machine William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI  
3,707,423 Dec. 26, 1972 Label machine indexing Kornelis Platteschorre Grandville, MI
    Label machine indexing John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI  
3,742,565 Jul. 03, 1973 Rotary cutter Ralph B. Baldwin East Grand Rapids, MI
    Rotary cutter Frederick K. Zwald East Grand Rapids, MI  
    Rotary cutter Charles E. Boboltz Belmont, MI  
3,776,289 Dec. 04, 1973 Cutting tool holder Ralph B. Baldwin East Grand Rapids, MI
    Cutting tool holder Frederick K. Zwald East Grand Rapids, MI  
    Cutting tool holder Charles E. Boboltz Belmont, MI  
3,780,777 Dec. 25, 1973 Defecting saw John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI
3,783,058 Jan. 01, 1974 Method of applying labels and checking the same Carrel M. Forward Grand Rapids, MI
    Method of applying labels and checking the same John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI  
    Method of applying labels and checking the same William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI  
3,796,081 Mar. 12, 1974 Roll-forming machines Alan Stanley Boardman , England
3,800,500 Apr. 02, 1974 Packaging apparatus William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI
3,843,440 Oct. 22, 1974 Labeling machine John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI
3,891,324 Jun. 24, 1975 Method and apparatus for inspecting position of labels on product surfaces John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI
3,941,019 Mar. 02, 1976 Method and apparatus for cutting lumber and the like James T. Visser Grand Rapids, MI
    Method and apparatus for cutting lumber and the like Ralph B. Baldwin East Grand Rapids, MI  
3,954,542 May. 04, 1976 Labeling machine Carrel M. Forward Grand Rapids, MI
    Labeling machine John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI  
    Labeling machine William H. Solomon Grand Rapids, MI  
3,989,575 Nov. 02, 1976 Split labeling apparatus Kornelis Platteschorre Grandville, MI
    Split labeling apparatus John R. Davies Grand Rapids, MI  
3,994,678 Nov. 30, 1976 Heater for billets John W. Nelson Wyoming, MI
4,065,249 Dec. 27, 1977 Heater for billets John W. Nelson Wyoming, MI
4,125,365 Nov. 14, 1978 Roll through billet heater John W. Nelson Wyoming, MI
4,141,196 Feb. 27, 1979 Seal wrapping machine Kenneth R. Blanding Cedar Springs, MI
4,596,172 Jun. 24, 1986 Lumber cutting saw James T. Visser Ada, MI