American Machinery Company

Grand Rapids / Port Huron, MI - The 1/28/1896 edition of the Detroit Free Press announces the dissolution of the American Machinery Company, a co-partnership between Joseph W. Oliver and S. Lee Crockett.  This company likely succeeded the Grand Rapids Machinery Co., of which Mr. Oliver is listed as owner in 1889.  After the dissollution of the company in 1896, Mr. Oliver formed the Oliver Machinery Company, famous for woodworking machinery.

Another American Machinery Company pops back up in Port Huron a few years later.  We do not know if they are distinct entities.

Joseph W. Oliver DATAMP Patents American Machinery Co. Page