CAN-AM Machinery, co.ltd
The Eagle Paper Machine was built in Great Britain in 1912 by a
purveyor of dandy rolls. Unfortunately the builder's name remains a
mystery. The machine was fabricated mostly of bronze and brass.
Rumor has it that the designer destroyed the drawings so the
machine could never be duplicated. First exhibited at the 1914
World's Fair in Leipzig, Germany, The American Writing Company of
Holyoke, Massachusetts purchased The Eagle by outbidding England's
The Eagle then made its journey to the United States where it was
displayed at various trade shows. The last time The Eagle is known
to have made paper was at the Chicago's World's Fair in 1939. After
several decades of sitting in a crate, American Writing papermaker
Ray Beaudry convinced management to display the machine at events
around the country. During this time the machine was shown running
mechanically without making paper. In 1989 the last American
Writing mill ceased operation and The Eagle went back to its crate
for nearly ten years.
Late in 1998, CAN-AM MACHINERY president, Daniel Nigrosh purchased
The Eagle with the goal of making paper for the first time in 60
years. The machine has now been rebuilt with the help of well-known
papermakers, Bill English and Frank Emerson.CAN-AM Machinery stocks
thousands of items at our facilities in Fitchburg, Massachusetts.
For a complete list, please browse the online inventory. In
addition, we conduct liquidations for complete plants, paper
machines and components located at mills throughout the world.
CAN-AM offers approval sales. We will ship equipment to your mill
for an inspection. If for any reason you decide not to go forward,
the equipment can be returned with no cost except the freight.
Your requests will be handled promptly and efficiently with all the
information needed for a timely decision. All you have to do is
contact us.CAN-AM operates out of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. The
Fitchburg facility is a 254,000 square foot mill building with
indoor 10-ton bridge cranes.