March 2021Product Literature

125 Years of Heavy Lifting: Walker Magnetics Reaches Historic Milestone

March 5, 2021 By walkermagnetics

At the age of 14, Oakley S. Walker, the inventor of the electromagnetic chuck and founder of the O.S. Walker Company, had earned $100, enough to buy his liberty from his uncle and strike out on his own. Walker served as a machinist’s apprentice, a railroad brake tester, and finally an inventor and tool designer. […]

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