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Vaughn Machine Co

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Vaughn Machine Co of Peabody, Massachusetts.

1883 Founded in Peabody, Mass, by Mr Joseph Vaughn, a millwright after he had obtained a patent for a vertical single table putting-out machine which successfully displaced the laborious work of setting-out by hand slickers.[1]

Mr Joseph Vaughn and his three sons, George, Ira and Charles formed the management of the firm.[2]

The Vaughn Machine Company, established their European headquarters in Germany (Frankfurt-am-Main) with branches in France (Paris) and England (Leicester).[3]

Produced a Serial Table Machine to compete with Turner Tanning Machinery Co, but this led to litigation between the two firms. The desicion went against the Vaughn Machine Co and they were eventually forced into liquidation and their assets taken over by [[Turner Tanning Machinery Co ]] c1904.[4]

Frankfurt-am-Main, previously European headquarters of Vaughn Machine Co became the European headquarters of Turners and on 1st August 1905 the name was changed to The Turner Co GMbH.[5]

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  1. Turner Machinery Ltd (1861-1961) by Jack Eley (Personnel Manager – Turner Machinery) Retyped TL-Aug 2010
  2. Turner Machinery Ltd (1861-1961) by Jack Eley (Personnel Manager – Turner Machinery) Retyped TL-Aug 2010
  3. Turner Machinery Ltd (1861-1961) by Jack Eley (Personnel Manager – Turner Machinery) Retyped TL-Aug 2010
  4. Turner Machinery Ltd (1861-1961) by Jack Eley (Personnel Manager – Turner Machinery) Retyped TL-Aug 2010
  5. Turner Machinery Ltd (1861-1961) by Jack Eley (Personnel Manager – Turner Machinery) Retyped TL-Aug 2010