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Manufactured/Badged by:
W.B.Haigh & Co., Ltd.
Globe Iron Works, Hill Street, Oldham, England.

True Manufacturer:
W.B.Haigh & Co., Ltd., Globe Iron Works, Hill Street, Oldham, England.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Other
Machine Size: 24 inch
Submitted By: Peter Warwick
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Dovetailing Machine
Date of Manufacturer:
Serial Number: W143
Last Updated 4/20/2017 7:01:17 PM

Comments:
I have been researching early dovetailing machines on the internet and there seems to be very few. I hoped to find some developments of the W B Haigh machine that I have been using for the past 40 years and maybe be able to date the machine, but unfortunately not. I would guess it was made somewhere between 1895 and 1910. There seems to be so few dovetailing machines from this era so I thought it might be of interest to some to document this machine on this comprehensive site.

Photo 1:

Comments: Front view: showing wood clamps, lever to operate clutch, table advancement mechanism (dovetail to dovetail, one at a time.) Note the infinitely adjustable eccentric and connecting rod to the advancement mechanism behind the red wheel.
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Comments: Back of machine: showing a large cog driven by a worm screw below, two speed flat pulley with a fine tolerance cone within, that is disengaged via the clutch lever at the front of the machine, cutter up and down slide, cutter drive pulley.
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Photo 3:

Comments: Dept. WW. Group No. 1. No. W 143
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Photo 4:

Comments: Always been happy with the dovetails that it produced.
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Photo 5:

Comments: The machine even rounds the bottom of the tails.
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