View Full Version : A Questin For Axel

07-25-2003, 12:08 PM
Axel, I came into posession of a Prema Shaper. It appears to be of Swedish origin. Do you have any knowledge of this machine and/or do you know if that company is still in business? I've got some rebuilding to do and my parts schematics are copies of copies of copies, well you get the idea!

John B

07-25-2003, 12:21 PM
Sorry, never heard of it! but is there any other text on it? "Prema" sounds very generic, could be made somwhere else?

Glad to help if I can!

07-25-2003, 01:18 PM
Prema just means "best" or "premium". As Axel says, very generic.

07-25-2003, 03:10 PM
All records, brochures I have on it point to Sweden as the country of origin. Then again, it was sold as a used machine in roughly 1968 to a community college. Thanks anyway, just trying all opportunities to try and get additional information. Axel, the only other text associated with it is the word maskiner, which I've been told mean essentially machine.

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07-25-2003, 03:15 PM
That does mean machine in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. I speak Danish. Any patent numbers on it?

Actually, maskiner is the plural of maskin.

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07-25-2003, 04:48 PM
Evan, I haven't located any, but then again, I've not done a thorough search either. I'll look closely and let you know.

John B

07-25-2003, 05:26 PM
there used to be a foundry in every town, most are gone, so there is very little chance of this company existing!

07-26-2003, 04:21 AM

Are you the same Axel with the Jet engine page? Or, am I on drugs...again?


07-26-2003, 04:44 AM
No Thrud, your drugs are fine, I'm not that Axel! have a nice trip! ;-)

Dr. Rob
07-27-2003, 04:12 PM
posted 04-23-2003 01:16 PM
Yeah, kind of. AB is the Swedish abbreviation for Inc., Maskiner is plural for machine (sort of obviously) and Prema is the manufacturer's name. I don't know them offhand, but throughout the 30's, 40's and 50's, Sweden had an enormous variety of machine manufacturers like Arboga and Koping. I'll look around, though. In the meantime, I'll agree that $200 is cheap, even for a boat anchor.
* * * muzak...

I'm back. Sure, there are a couple kicking around. What did you want to know? About like, quality of build and such? Dude, I would recommend Swedish machinery hands down, without reservation.

Machinery of the era was built to last forever. Swedes have an obsession with quality. If it worked once, it will work forever. Specifically a Prema shaper? Don't know; never seen one.

Don't know what happened to the company, though. Many were bought out & absorbed by larger brethren.

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...and PS, Prema doesn't mean a darn thing. Easily confused with the closer-to-hand prima, as in prime. Prema is likely an example of an affinity for acronyms, like say, Pete & Ralph Eriksson MAchines.

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07-27-2003, 04:56 PM
Swedish milling machines will make a Bridgeport look like joke, really I mean It!

I don't like the bridgeport design, and it's not very popular here.