Davenport Machine Receives ISO 9001:2000 Certification

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The New Davenport Machine, 167 Ames Street, Rochester, NY has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. After acquiring the assets of Davenport almost 2 years and 4 months ago, the New Davenport has continued to improve processes and upgrade products to regain market share rapidly. Our continuing efforts and commitment to high quality parts and machinery, as […]


Back From The Brink – From Canadian Industrial Publishing

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A well-known and well-respected brand from the past has recently made a comeback thanks to industry veteran Robert Brinkman, who acquired the assets of Davenport Machine last year with a clear mission in mind: to win back Davenport customers. A successful showing at the recent Westec trade show has Brinkman enthusiastic about the prospects of […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Trade Secrets Revealed

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Ware Brothers vs. Chicago Roller Skate Dad always said, “Keep your mouth shut.” Here is one of the reasons. Dad used to sell Davenports to either Chicago Roller Skate Company or Ware Brothers, or both-Can’t remember. In any event, roller skate wheels used to be made out of hard wood doweling. It came is short […]


Anderson Fittings Taps Davenport for Single-Operation Solution

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Anderson Fittings, Inc., opened its doors to manufacture brass fittings, valves, and accessories for a variety of industries over 50 years ago in 1947. Since then, the company has steadily grown in its Chicago-area location, expanding its product line to include air brake and pneumatic fittings, and now employs over 200 people. “Providing practical and […]


Davenport Machine Benefits from Increase in Aerospace Industry

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For over 100 years, American Manufacturing has understood that the most efficient and cost effective way to manufacture large volumes of turned machine parts is on a Davenport. The American aerospace industry has always understood that the best way to get flawless quality and a repeatable process for manufacturing aerospace fasteners is on a Davenport. […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Stories from the Plant

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Coolant Blues There are many stories of things going wrong in the plant. Most were just human error or ignorance and I guess you could say this incident is both. The men in the turret lath department were plagued by dermatitis on a regular basis. The machines coolant sumps would be pumped out and cleaned […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Growing Up Poor

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Hiking to the Blueberry Ledges As one of fourteen kids Dad and his siblings were always put to work in one way or another. Grandma Brinkman was a great cook and had many skills that helped keep the family fed. She would send the boys off to the blueberry ledges with homemade back packs made […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Family

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Grandpa Brinkman and most of the boys either worked in the Copper mines or lumber camps. When the mines started to close Grandpa Brinkman went down to Milwaukee to find work. He sent money home to his wife on a regular basis. He eventually brought everyone down to Pierce Street to a little two story […]


Marroquin Industries Established as Davenport Machine’s New West Coast Distributor

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Davenport Machine, Inc. announced this month that it has teamed with Marroquin Industries Corporation to create Davenport West, an exclusive distribution center of Davenport spare parts and new machines based in Los Angeles. Marroquin Industries Corporation, founded by Emilio R. Marroquin, has specialized in the design engineering and manufacturing of automation systems retrofitted on conventional […]


Stories of Earl Brinkman: Dad’s Sayings

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Dad was well known for many of his favorite sayings. “How are you Earl?” would invariably be answered with, “Right in the pink!” But he had many more which just keep on surfacing in my vocabulary. Here are some of the ones that I remember and sometimes practice. Sayings: Earl W. Brinkman The transgressor never […]