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Pedrick and Ayer

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of Philadelphia

1881 Daniel W. Pedrick and Henry C. Ayer founded Pedrick & Ayer as the successor to the L. B. Flanders Machine Works, at 1025 Hamilton Avenue, Philadelphia. The Flanders name was discontinued around 1886. The firm incorporated as the Pedrick & Ayer Co. in 1894.[1]

Made open-side planing machines[2], patented by George Richards.

1889 Advertising Greenwood's universal planer chuck[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Vintage Machinery website: Pedrick & Ayer
  2. [2], 1895 advert
  3. [3] American Machinist, 3 Jan 1889