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Default Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

Does anyone know the history of the Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee? They were acquired by Avery in 1917.
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Default Re: Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

YOu might want to look at the Avery Rareties thread as there are two engines that have the Davis name on the flywheels of two Avery engines.
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Default Re: Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

That is a good thread and may show Avery did not build their own engines until 1917 when they bought the Davis Mfg. Company.
Were you looking for the Avery- Holt hybrid tractor someone built or an 1938-41 Avery Ro-Trac.
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That is a good thread and may show Avery did not build their own engines until 1917 when they bought the Davis Mfg. Company.
Were you looking for the Avery- Holt hybrid tractor someone built or an 1938-41 Avery Ro-Trac.
Actually, I was looking for any that had tracks. Sharon
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Default Re: Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

Back to Frank M. Davis and the engines built in Milwaukee Wisconsin, He worked at E P Allis co. before starting his own company. Does anyone have any Davis engines?
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Default Re: Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

I have heard that early production CASE 20-40s utilized DAVIS engines? Would this be the same DAVIS?
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Milwaukee had unusually high levels of engine innovation. The Davis Mfg. Co. appears to be a job shop with an interest in making high precision tools . They made a lot of boxer internal combustion engines on contract and made improvements like adjustable main bearings, improved rocker arms, oil pumps.
Did they make other engines ? How would you tell if an engine was made by Davis of Milwaukee ?

How do you separate them from DAVIS GASOLINE ENG. CO. of Waterloo, IA, DAVIS MOTOR CO. of Brigham, UT or DAVIS MOTOR WORKS of Waterloo, NY?
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Default Re: Davis Manufacturing Co. of Milwaukee

OR the Davis mfg. co. in Ks. that made the T-66 crawler trenchers (I have one of them!, just put new diggin chain/and bits on it) ---Case bought them out and sold equipment as Case-Davis for a while, then dropped the Davis name all together! ( somehow the davis name leads to case co.! thanks; sonny
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