Cincinnati Milling Machine Company

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Cincinnati Milling Machine Company
Extinction1970 (name change)
TypeMachine tools
Legal statusname change, later sold
PurposeProduction machine tools, grinders, cutting fluids
HeadquartersCincinnati, Ohio, USA (and later Oakley, a suburb)
A typical milling machine of the era, built by Cincinnati Milling Machine Company. It is a horizontal, with an overarm for the arbor.

The Cincinnati Milling Machine Company was an American machine tool builder headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Incorporated in 1889, the company was formed for the purpose of building and promoting innovative new machine tool designs, especially milling machines. The principals in forming the company were Frederick A. Geier and Fred Holz. It was formed from the Cincinnati Screw and Tap Co. A partnership of George Mueller and Fred Holtz that became more successful building machine tools,[1]

From the 1890s through the 1960s, the Cincinnati Milling Machine Company was one of the biggest builders of milling machines.[2]. The Company became the USA's largest machine tool builder by 1926.[3] It also built various other classes of machines, such as planers and grinding machines. In 1970 it was reincorporated as Cincinnati Milacron Inc. and later as Milacron Inc. The machine tool business line was later sold to Unova, and portions operated as Cincinnati Machine Company. An Indian subsidiary, Cincinnati Milacron Ltd, is now called Ferromatik Milacron India Pvt Ltd.[4]

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Foundry products operations (Cincinnati Milling Machine)


  1. ^ 1884 Cincinnati Milacron 1984. Library of Congress # 84-72726. 1984. p. 13.
  2. ^ Herman, Arthur. Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in World War II, pp. 147-50, Random House, New York, New York, 2012. ISBN 978-1-4000-6964-4.
  3. ^ 1884 Cincinnati Milacron 1984. Library of Congress # 84-72726. 1984. pp. pg 55.
  4. ^ Ferromatik Milacron factory walk-through 2013 (PDF)


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