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    Warner and Swasey No 1

    Proud to own one of these. Doubt there are many survivors still out there.
    Missing the Bar Stands and the Turret Clamp Lever, Other wise intact
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  2. A History - Warner and Swasey 1880 - 1920

    Activity in this forum keeps dwindling, so maybe some history links and nostalgia are in order.


    The Warner & Swasey Company, l880-1920 : Warner & Swasey : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming :...
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    I knew about Gradall being in New Phili. I could...

    I knew about Gradall being in New Phili. I could be mistaken, but I do not think they have flown the W/S logo for decades now.
    The old timers used to meet for lunch once a month in Cleveland - Al...
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    I do not think any "spin off's survive. I...

    I do not think any "spin off's survive. I believe it was Cross and Trecker that bought the last remnant (in the late 80's) including all intellectual property, and closed it for good. It was the...
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    W/S - A Brief History

    A very brief history of W / S. Sorry there is so much click bait and advert in the link.

    Warner & Swasey: One of the Most Important Companies in US History Now Abandoned - Architectural Afterlife...
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    I do not know the answer to your question. Hell,...

    I do not know the answer to your question. Hell, I do not understand your question !
    But I do know this: A key to the success of W / S in the early days was the ability to make a machine that...
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    1898 W/S USNO Transit

    Getting a little drafty and cold in this neck of the Forum.... Here's a little W/S History.
    Transit was built in 1898 and used until 1998.



    The 6-inch Warner & Swasey Transit Circle — Naval...
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    A Decade before Video above

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    Above video taken in 2018. These Pics were taken 10 years earlier

    WARNER SWASEY OBSERVATORY - GIFT ABANDONED BY CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY | REALNEO for all
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    W/S Observatory

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    Warner and Swasey Factory - 2019

    Mr. Richard Shively and Mr. Roger Bitner hired me to work in Engineering at W/S in 1971. My debt, especially to Roger, is immeasurable. It would really trouble them to see what became of one the...
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    The definitive answer is probably lost to history, but your thought is plausible.
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    Key Words: "All hardware used for...

    Key Words: "All hardware used for rigging......rope must have a safety factor of ten."


    Hoists, and Jigs are proofed at 1.25 of rated load.
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    I'm still curious - kinda.... :popcorn:

    I'm still curious - kinda.... :popcorn:
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    Good thing I wasn't just talking about you .........

    Good thing I wasn't just talking about you ......


    :nono: Been a few years since I drove up that Lane twixt all that Corn wondering "Where the hell are those Turning Machines I've heard...
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    Yeah - You never know who might be lurking...

    Yeah - You never know who might be lurking around!!!
    :leaving:

    I Like Ike!
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    I've worked for Dicks But never for long....

    I've worked for Dicks
    But never for long.
    Working for KumBaYa's now
    Kinder Likes It.

    If I have the Choice
    I'll take the latter

    As far the Writers go:
    If ya ain't Edgar Allen Poe you can...
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    Nice Play - Cast Iron Disorder is more prevalent...

    Nice Play - Cast Iron Disorder is more prevalent than some think !
  18. With a 40 inch dia Objective lens Yerkes...

    With a 40 inch dia Objective lens Yerkes Observatory, commissioned in 1887 by Warner and Swasey is still the worlds largest refracting telescope. Yerkes Updates | Division of the Physical Sciences |...
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    Amazing Indeed. A precursor to the Redstone...

    Amazing Indeed. A precursor to the Redstone program and provide an economic boom to Huntsville.
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    Bill Weigand - W/S Sales Engineering

    For those few remaining W/S Alumni that may have known him, I just received word today that Bill Weigand passed away last August at the age of 87, after a brief illness.
    Bill worked for, and retired...
  21. Thread: Al Webber

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    Al Webber

    Sorry to inform that Al Webber has passed away. 194486
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    Agreed ! :cool:

    Agreed ! :cool:
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    2.5 Acre W/S Site RFQ

    City seeking Economic Development of the Cleveland W/S factory site:

    City of Cleveland :: RFPs/RFQs: Requests for Proposals/Requests for Qualifications
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    Well... You're welcome ! Amazing how many of...

    Well... You're welcome ! Amazing how many of them are still around and being productive.
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    Sorry I can give no advice. My experience with...

    Sorry I can give no advice. My experience with these machines is limited to Tooling design. You might try contacting Gahr Machine in Ohio (I have no affliation). www.gahrmachine.com They still...
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