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Circa 1915 Wood Base and Cabinet Shaper - US $150.00 (Albion, In)
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Ad Title: Circa 1915 Wood Base and Cabinet Shaper
Item Class: Woodworking Machinery
Item Type: Shaper, Wood
Size: 50x20x36
Manufactured By: Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Price: US $150.00
Seller Type: Private Seller
Seller Member ID: Leatherman Manufacturing
Item Location: Albion, In
Ad Posting Date: 8/4/2017 7:12:49 PM
Ad Expiration Date: 9/4/2017 7:12:49 PM
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I held on to this from my father's estate sale out of morbid curiosity, I have searched for years to place it but have had no luck. It is powered by a circa 1915 Sears and Ro. B61614 motor which in themselves are impossible to find anymore. I have only seen one in the last 4 years and that was on WorthPoint through an auction that sold for $150 in 2010. So that is what I am pricing the whole thing for.

I have a curator contact at the Henry Ford museum. He said back then Sears had a lot of "one off" products. Basically early "Heathkit" for woodworkers who couldn't afford better. He said he has never seen anything like it before. To be fair, without a basis for comparison it comes down to what it is worth to you as a uniquely obscure collectors item. Oh, it does work, it needs a new belt and plug. The last time I played with was when I was a teenager and I am 54 now...but I am sure it still works. I was the idiot who ran over and crushed the plug. It actually has assorted bits.

My grandfather once told me that he remembers a shaper kit that looked like that in a sears catalog in a hardware store before world war 1. Which is why I held on to it.
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Approximate Dimensions and Weight:
Length = 36
Width = 20
Height = 50
Weight = 140

I estimated these, I will untarp the item and update for serious buyers
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