Davenport Machine has been committed to innovation and excellence since its foundation over 100 years ago.
We’ve always followed Mr. Davenport’s vision to place the customer first, which is why we place a special focus on delivering a superior return on investment. Davenport machines are faster, have a smaller footprint, and require less training and investment than any other multi-spindle machines.
You can also customize your business with over 1,000 attachments and 3,000 certified ISO replacement parts. Learn more about our history in the timeline below.
William Simeon Davenport establishes the Davenport Machine Tool Company in New Bedford, Mass. The company initially produced clock pinion turning machines and progressed into manufacturing intricate multiple-spindle automatic bar machines.
Mr. Davenport’s Model B Automatic Screw Machine’s design is patented. In Mr. Davenport’s words, “The development of a machine is a growth process. My first machine had about 350 parts. Improvements and simplification added the other 1,500. A machine grows out of a crude infancy like a boy into manhood.”
The Davenport Machine begins playing a key role in the US military.
Earl Brinkman, a young mechanic, begins working at Davenport. Brinkman’s many innovations, some patented, drove the sales of the machine to a high of fifty per month before his retirement.
Davenport is granted AAA priority during World War II and opens its doors 24 hours a day to supply the nation’s arsenals with equipment to produce much-needed war materials.
Earl Brinkman becomes president of Davenport. He became known throughout the screw machine industry as “Mr. Davenport”, as his name became synonymous with the company and the machine.
Earl Brinkman retires, leaving the company to eventually be led by his son, Bob Brinkman.
Davenport launches the Model B Servo, which uses state-of-the-art servo technology to offer increased speed over the Model B. The Servo offers better accuracy, easier set-up and more flexible operation.
Bob Brinkman takes over Davenport Machine, now part of Brinkman International Group, Inc. The company continues to focus on the needs of the precision machined parts market.
From the beginning, Davenport invention revolutionized screw machine technology. The remarkable five-spindle Model B became a legend. The respected Davenport name embraces an ever-growing spectrum of finely engineered products and Brinkman International is committed to the industry.
Davenport innovation will continue to make history for another 100 years. To learn more, watch the video below.