Why OEM?

MER has aquired all the drawings/blue prints, manuals and parts catalogs for the Van Norman machine tool line. If you need a part or have a question about the Van Norman machines, we have the answers and the parts you're seeking. If you need your Van Norman serviced or rebuilt call MER today. MER also has the machine manuals and instructions, call for a copy today!

In 1888

Charles E. and Fred D. Van Norman founded the Waltham Watch Tool Company, to manufacture tools for use in the jewelry trade. A few years later, the company was moved to Springfield, and its line of products expanded. In 1890 the first Van Norman Milling Machine was built and sold and since that time the principal efforts of the company have been devoted to the design and manufacture of the precision machine tools.

Present Day

Over the past couple of decades, Van Norman has shut its doors and all the prints, catalogs, and manuals have exchanged hands. For the past 15 years "Repair Parts Inc" was the O.E.M. for Van Norman and held ownership to all the informantion, however they too are now out of business. MER aquired all the Van Norman information for RPI and is now the OEM of Van Norman.