ATLAS TACK https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/ ATLAS TACK The Atlas Tack Corporation This vintage 1963 Manual was for the company's MODEL 'A' Eyeleting Machine. Judging by the illustrations, this may have been a reprint of an earlier booklet perhaps from the mid-1920's. This 28-page booklet delves into the inner workings of this factory's primary work horse. 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This was probably a salesman's card to show potential dealers and manufacturers that would need these components for their products. MLBaron Archives. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125558171 125558171 Atlas Tack Safety Sign This sign recovered from the abandoned factory in 1987 saw thousands of workers in it's time in the busy factory, especially during WW II when the facility never closed. The sign appears to have been made around the 1930's. Judging by the drill holes it was moved a few times. MLBaron Archives. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125558375 125558375 Atlas Eyelets A packaged clear plastic box of shiny Atlas Brass Eyelets. c1984 MLBaron Archives. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125558385 125558385 Atlas Innovation - an Employee's Idea This Da Vinci - esque illustration was discovered amongst the tossed around debris at the abandoned Atlas Tack factory in September 1987. After the facility abruptly closed, vandals had a free-for-all inside the building and ransacked the entire premises for years. This drawing dated 6/14/1939 and signed by Carl B. White appears to be a proposed machine to mass produce bottle caps, complete with a conveyor belt and automatic counter using sensor lights. This clever design boasted 3,000 caps per minute and could pour out 50 gross per container at the end of the conveyors tray. There is no evidence that the company ever got into bottle cap manufacturing, especially with WW II right around the corner. 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See link on lower right side bar of this page. https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=125648241 125648241 Rapid Eyeletter still being made in the USA A POSITIVE LEGACY OF ATLAS TACK - Rapid Eyeletter machine once made by the Peerless Machine Company and modified by machinists at Fairhaven's Atlas Tack is still being produced today by United Global Supply in Middleboro, MA. "The parts, castings and patterns for the machine are from the original machine as made by the Peerless Machine Company and modified by Atlas Tack Co. The only modification is use of standard United Shoe setting tools." Charlie Williams of UGS. *ML's Note: I recently posted some old Atas Tack memorabilia which included this machine. Nice to see "MADE IN THE USA" not being used as a punch line. http://www.unitedglobalsupply.com/ https://www.westislandweather.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=204038454 204038454