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Manufactured/Badged by:
Walker-Turner Co., Inc.
Jersey City, NJ; Plainfield, NJ

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15" Swing
Submitted By: Curtis Garrett
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Floor Model Drill Press / WT 900
Date of Manufacturer: 1937-1945 Aprox.
Serial Number: Unknown
Last Updated 4/19/2017 2:21:18 AM

Comments:
This Walker-Tuner 900 Series drill press was restored for a guy I know in Austin Texas to use in his shop for guitar making. He inherited this drill press form his Uncle who worked for the company who bought it new around the WWII time and was being used for a contractor named "LMC" per machine tag by the Air Force Base in Fort Worth Texas. When I got the Drill Press it was a TOTAL rusty BEAT UP to Hell mess with many, MANY coats of the ugly light green paint that was bush moped on and flaking off in large pieces.

Drill Press has the original Walker-Turner "Driver-Line" 1/2-HP 1750 RPM motor with "SKF" bearings, the optional and somewhat rare larger round HEAVY production base and the optional indexed tilting work table also. I replaced both spindle bearings with new ones, installed all new electrical components and a new link belt. All casting were pressure media blasted, primed and painted in a two part Awl Grip polyurethane paint system.

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Comments: Right side feed handle view
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Comments: Left side view.
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Comments: Original motor restored in gloss jet black Awl Grip, this is one HEAVY 1/2-HP motor also!
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Comments: Restored, cleaned, polished and painted parts.
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Comments: Cleand head casting just before Awl Grip paint...some beautiful casting work here by WT.
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Comments: Drill Press condition as received...LOL
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