Oster Manufacturing Company - Museum of the History of Oster Pipe and Bolt Threading Machines
History of Oster Pipe & Bolt Threading Machines
Our heritage is extremely important to us. Our history is our inspiration and as such we try very hard to preserve the legacy of Oster products and past employees in our Museum of Oster History.
In the Foyer
Here you can see several obsolete Oster machines as well as our memorial board for those who have passed or retired and an original company photo from 1928.
Machines from left to right are the Oster 1054, the Oster 142 Featherweight Champ, Oster 54A Tool and the Oster No. 16 Geared Die Stock.
A closer look at the 105 and 142 Featherweight Champ.
Left: An Oster 412 “Power Boy” Right: An Oster 764 Autochuck Threader
A closer look at the “Power Boy” patented in 1916
First Adjustable Oster Die Stocks with patent.
A closer look at the patent, which was signed by Herman Oster and witnessed by Henry Ford.
Inside the Museum Prime
A glimpse inside
We’ve preserved as many of the old photos as we can to line the walls, here you can see several pictures of the old factory floor.
Some images from an early Manufacturing Technology Show in Cleveland, Ohio.
Left: Oster 521, 1st Rotating Diehead Threading Machine, 1920 Right: Oster 512 with Stationary Dieheads, 1920
Our display cabinets, each shelf contains a decade of Oster History
12 Decades of Oster
1893 – 1899
1900 – 1909
1910 – 1919
1920 – 1929
1930 – 1939
1940 – 1949
1950 – 1959
1960 – 1969
1970 – 1979
1980 – 1989
1990 – 1999
2000 – Present