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Manufactured/Badged by:
Davis & Wells
Los Angeles, CA; Lynwood, CA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Shaper, Wood
Machine Size: 1/2" spindle
Submitted By: Reuben Deumling
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Bench shaper
Date of Manufacturer: Est. 1930s
Serial Number: 598 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 8/26/2018 6:44:39 PM

Comments:
This is the fifth one of these small bench shapers that has shown up so far, and the third in Oregon. Based on the three-digit serial number these are very early D&W machines. Two of the machines so far examined feature badges by Consolidated Machinery, but this one has no badge.
The three piece cast iron fence appears to be original based on the paint, alignment with the tapped holes in the table, and casting quality. Any other information related to this first known-to-us example of this fence would be appreciated.

Original entry: 8/11/18

Photo 1:

Comments: Side view, shop made fence
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Comments: Spindle pulley
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Comments: Operator view from below table. Note table is mounted backwards
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Comments: Spindle with stuck T-bushing stuck
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Comments: Cast iron fence
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Comments: With table removed. Note BS2 casting (in Davis and Wells lingo this would be for Bench Shaper)
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