Stories of Earl Brinkman: Hunting & Fishing

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Poaching was a way of life in the U.P. Deer, rabbits, Partridge, fish, all were fair game to put food on the table or salt down, pickle or preserve in one way or the other. They used to take apart old ball bearings and use the balls in homemade slingshots ‘cause a shotgun shell was […]


New Machine Configurator: Build A Davenport in Six Easy Steps

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The Davenport website provides customers with a brand new tool, the Davenport Machine Configurator, that will build a Davenport customized to their needs and provide a budgetary quote instantly! Davenport has created an online program that builds a Davenport in only six steps. On the Davenport website, click on “Davenport Machine Configurator” and enter a […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Inventions

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Bent Shank Tapping During the depression machine orders were few and far between. Dad was always looking for a newer or better way to do things and one of his ideas was to put a tap inside the burring spindle Bent shank tapping had been done for many years but was always a secondary operation […]


Davenport Training Course Proves Successful for Candidates

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Davenport Machine hosted a hands-on, five-day Operator Training course at our facility in Rochester, New York, February 20-24, 2006. The course received excellent reviews by all of the class attendees. Some of the comments included: “The course was effective…I learned a lot!” “It was an honor to learn from someone who apprenticed under Brinkman.” “I […]


Online Ordering for Davenport Machine

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Davenport Machine offers online ordering that makes it easier than ever for customers to check stock, receive a quote, and order parts from Davenport. Davenport’s online ordering allows access to a listing of the most frequently-used Davenport replacement parts. Customers can order directly through the site, or print out a printer-friendly version of a quote […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Pranks & Amusements

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Slots and Slugs While working in the shop building machines Dad quickly became the resident expert on how to do things on a Davenport. One day one of the other older workers came to Dad and handed him a round disk just about the size of a quarter.  He asked Dad if it was possible […]



New Proprietary Coated Heads Show Zero Wear After One Million Parts

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The NEW Davenport Proprietary Coated Head shows zero wear after producing one million parts in a test run on a customer’s machines. Now the same extended wear-life found on the Revolutionary HP Revolving Head, is available on Standard 8-SA Heads with standard spindles. Using a proprietary metallic hard-coating material on the bearing diameter bands, the […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Early Days at Davenport

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Chauffeur for Mr. Lewis As a young man, only in his teens, Dad applied for a job as a chauffeur for a local machine tool dealer named Mr. Lewis. When he hired him, he told Dad, “Let’s go”. Dad climbed behind the wheel and tried to decipher the confusing levers and pedals that lay before […]


Davenport Announces New Servo Threading Attachment

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Davenport Machine has developed a new Servo Threading Attachment that will retrofit to existing Model B multi-spindle automatic screw machines. The new attachment eliminates clutches and the gears associated with mechanical threading attachments. It also provides users with unlimited programmable spindle speeds within the range of 0-6000 RPM. The new attachment eliminates gear changes and […]