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Billeter and Klunz

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Small Billeter & Klunz single-column planer on display at the Skansen Open-air Museum (Stockholm)
Showing the rack-based mechanism for operating the automatic tool traverse via gears and ratchets
JD 2018 Billeter 3.jpg

Billeter & Klunz Werkzeugmaschinenfabrik und Eisengießerei, Ortssitz, Aschersleben (Harz)

Machine tool makers.

Heinrich Billeter (born 5 August 1821 in Männedorf near Zurich, died 23 January 1895) and David Klunz.[1]

Started in 1857.

In 1877 (1883?) Billeter designed a single-column planer.

After the Second World War, the company became the VEB Werkzeugmaschinen Fabrik Aschersleben (WEMA).[2]


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Sources of Information

  1. [1] QR-Erinnerung website - Familie Billeter
  2. [2] Wikipedia - Geschichte der Unternehmen der Stadt Aschersleben