What do you think about starting a thread where we can show pieces of vintage equipment we run across? Not everyday stuff we all know about, but something different? I tried to see if there is already a thread like this on here, but didn't find one. Admin, please close this one down if you are aware of another like this. And point us to the other thread.
Bought this one about 35 years ago, needed some serious cleaning, had to have a tooth on one of the drive gears rebuilt. Have to be careful using any bits under an inch in diameter as it tends to snap them if they start to bind in the material and it did snap a 1 1/2 inch bit . 2 hp motor, turns bit about 75 rpm as set up now, accepts MT3 bits. The lever in the upper picture selects 1 of 2 reduction ratios. It's missing the automatic feed gear box.