Oliver Machinery Company

Grand Rapids, MI - See Vintagemachinery.org website for history.

The 1/28/1896 edition of The Detroit Free Press reports that the partnership of American Machinery Co. between Joseph W. Oliver and S. Lee Crockett is hereby dissolved.  The notice states that both men are prohibited by agreement to use the name American Machinery Co.

Current Oliver Company History Page

Excellent review of Oliver's products and history.

Another excellent review of Oliver from mprime.com focusing on their woodworking vise.

Walter Y. Mentzer Patent #939,284 - Quick-Acting Woodworkers Vise - Assigned to Oliver Machinery Co.

All Oliver Machinery Co Assigned Patents from Google.

Joseph W. Oliver Patents from DATAMP

Oliver Machinery Co. Patents from DATAMP


Trade Names and Brands from Trade Publications:

  • Oliver Machinery Co. (Bench, Patternmakers, Quick Action, Woodworkers)