I’ve come across some great finds as far as tools for the shop lately. Needing an industrial buffer for a while now, I couldn’t believe it when I saw this one by Valley Electric Co. last weekend. There’s not allot of information out there about about this buffer or the company. We read on the Vintage Machinery website that based in St. Louis, Valley was in business by 1920 and were still in business in 1942, but there is little information after that. They changed the name from Valley Electric Co. to Valley Electric Corp. in around 1939 so my buffer was probably made before 39.
This buffer is testament to the quality of American made machines of the era. All I did was add a new coat of paint and a power cord. It works perfect. I’ll use the buffer mainly for polishing aluminum and lacquer.