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Our company has many facets, due in part to our extensive product lines. As unique as that makes this nearly 150 year old pulverizer company, there is so much more to tell. Here is a little about Williams Patent Crusher Company:
"The Williams Way" is not just another advertising phrase. It really describes the way of life of a company with a penchant for quality in product and service buttressed by innovative engineering and proven performance.
The Williams Patent Crusher Company history is one steeped in tradition and family values. Milton F. Williams founded our company and our "way." He was a strong-willed, highly moral man with great ambition and an innovative mind.
Milton moved to St. Louis, Missouri as a penniless millwright in 1871. By 1875, he was a partner in a millwright shop. After several partnership enterprises, he started his own machine manufacturing business in 1886 and moved to approximately the present location in 1892. About that same time he started building "pin mill," or clay pulverizers for brick makers.
In the following years, Milton Williams developed the concept of midair impact crushing with whirling hammers and received his first patent (No. 544,336), dated August 13, 1895. The following 25 years saw the Williams Way of size reduction take a firm hold in the industry with 6,000 crushers and grinders working in 60 countries under 250 patents.
The Williams Way and the value it provides has been forged into a tradition by successive generations of the family ... currently the fourth and fifth... taking active parts in the propagation of our founding principles.