Motion Control Engineering & Manufacturing

With well over a hundred years of experience as an engineering and manufacturing company, our team’s expertise and technical excellence at providing advanced solutions for kinematic motion, mechanical spring counterbalance and spring assist technologies are second to none. 

Our engineered products can be found in many industries, including but not limited to consumer appliances, medical equipment, office, residential and hospitality furniture, as well as industrial applications. 

Premium motion control mechanisms for luxury and professional kitchen appliances, offering precision, unsurpassed user experience, amazing feel, and superior reliability.

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Medical end-market ergonomic products including X-Ray monitor displays, blood-draw stations, computer carts, centrifuge, and cryogenic freezer door hinges.

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Ergonomic office furniture and accessories including advanced keyboard mechanisms, adjustable monitor arms and desktop components for training desks.

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Specialized counterbalance applications such as flip-up bar tops, food prep tables, and commercial kitchen appliances.

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Engineered solutions and highly specialized design scenarios for unique industrial applications, using spring technology as an alternative to pressure cylinders, addressing the safety and reliability issues often associated with cylinders in an industrial environment.

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Our Process

It all sparks when an innovative idea meets our patented technology. It doesn’t end until it’s custom packaged and shipped to your door. Check out a day in the life of product design & manufacturing at Weber Knapp.

The Drum Smoker Hinge and Latch Handle, Fueled by Vectis™ Technology

Introducing our newest product on the market — the Drum Smoker Hinge, Fueled by Vectis™ Technology. This innovative spring assisted hinge allows users to keep their hands free when checking on their slow smoking masterpiece. Our hinge is built to last and compatible with most drum smokers; here are a few of our most notable features that make this hinge unique:

  • Multi-position spring adjustment to accommodate a variety of lid weights
  • Hinge opens beyond 90° to allow full access to the smoker
  • High-quality, stainless steel hinge body can perform in extreme heat 
  • Convenient bottle opener feature on each side
  • Fits a wide variety of drum smokers

Our story begins in 1909

Knapp, a former trim designer, joined Weber in 1909, when the manufacturing facility covered a mere few hundred square feet and housed a limited but productive operation.

That year, the enthusiastic partners renamed the business and set it on a course to maintain high quality while providing for gradual but steady growth.

In the first decade, the primary products were phonograph hardware, needle cups and covers, hinges, and supports. 1920 brought growth and diversification when the Keeler Brass Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan purchased Weber Knapp.

Throughout its history, Weber Knapp has continuously been a supplier and contributor to innovations within in this industry.


Weber & Knapp Join Forces

Weber Knapp is formally incorporated in Jamestown, NY


The first counterbalance mechanism patent

Issued for Magnavox TV and record player cabinets. 


Office Ergonomics

Development and Production of First Height Adjustable Keyboard Mechanisms.

Proven and Trusted

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Weber Knapp Co.

441 Chandler Street Jamestown, NY 14701


Fax: 716.484.9142

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