Edward P. Bullard

Machine Tool Builder

Machine Tool Hall of Fame

Edward P. Bullard (1872-1953)

In 1900, while at the Paris Exposition for his father’s firm, he discovered the needs of the French auto industry and began immediately to design a machine that combined the advantages fo the vertical lathe or boring mill and the turret lathe, producing the vertical turret lathe. Later, when he was general manager for the company, he led the development of the vertical multiple-spindle ‘Mult-Au-Matic’ that was to become a major machine tool for the mass production of parts in the growing auto industry.

He served as president of Bullard for 40 years, through two world wars and the boom and depression between, a period during which Bullard became and remained the largest machine-tool builder in the U.S.

Elected 1982