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The W. F. & John Barnes Company was founded in 1872 (incorporated 1884) by William F. and John Barnes in Rockford, Illinois. Its industry was (originally woodworking machinery) custom-built machinery, machine tools, electrical, hydraulic and mechanical controls and systems, and nuclear hardware. Its headquarters were in Rockford, Illinois (1872-1984) and Rochester, Michigan (1984-1998).

The company was acquired by the Babcock & Wilcox Company in 1963 and was operated as its automated machine division. In 1982, it was sold to Acme Precision Products, Inc. and in 1998 was acquired by LeBlond Ltd.

ADDRESSES

  • 2054 Main Street, Rockford, IL. (1887)
  • 587 Ruby Street, Rockford, IL. (1896)
  • 71-231 Ruby Street, Rockford, IL. (1898-1923)

SUBSIDIARIES

COMPANY NAMES

W. F. & John Barnes (1872-1884)

W. F. & John Barnes Company (1884-1998)

ca. 1891

PRODUCTS

  • "Barnes" Water Emery Tool Grinder
  • Former/Moulders
  • Hand Tenoners
  • Lathes
    • Foot Power
      • No. 13
    • Wood Turning
      • No. 3
  • Mortisers
  • Power Drills
  • Presses
    • Arbor Presses
      • No. 1
      • No. 2
      • No. 3
    • Screw Presses
  • Saws
    • Electric Bench Scroll Saw
    • Hand Circular Rip Saw
    • No. 4 Saw
    • No. 7 Scroll Saw
    • No. 8 Scroll Saw
  • Upright Drills
    • 8" Swing Bench Drill
    • 42" Back Geared Sliding Head Drill

TRADE CATALOGS

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