I am an historian for the VintageMachinery.org website, which has information on thousands of American, Canadian and British makers of woodworking and metalworking machinery plus engines and motors. I recently learned of a large engine lathe made by P. P. Silk Machine Tool Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio. That's a maker I had never heard of before, although I was aware of Smith & Silk Machine Tool Co.
I have created a page on P. P. Silk Machine Tool Co.: vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=10616&tab=0 As you can see, that firm was in business between 1902 and 1910, and was probably in business for a year or so before that range. P. P. Silk sold his interest in Smith & Silk in 1897.
Mr. P. P. Silk does not seem to have been a self-promoter and did not do much advertising. I have been unable to find any information at all on the man, not even his full name. I did not find any patents granted or assigned to a P. P. Silk, nor to either of the Machine Tool Co.'s he was involved in.
Can anyone provide any information on this mysterious man?
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2016 22:29:02 GMT by jeffjoslin
lizjames: If anybody has a link to the Silk family that eventually lived in Blaina Gwent or Monmouthshire, the Silk commission for Welsh Devolution was written by a member of this branch of the family. Sir Paul Silk.
Jul 7, 2017 20:02:36 GMT
daniel walpole silk: Searching for information please
Jun 13, 2017 23:19:15 GMT