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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

True Manufacturer:
Delta Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 6"
Submitted By: Ken Marsh
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 654
Date of Manufacturer: 1939-1940
Serial Number: 4-7550 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 2/8/2019 1:47:14 PM

Comments:
I acquired this piece and a few others from an older gentleman in the mid 80's; he bought them, as I recall, new about 1940. The four pieces were mounted on a single cabinet that had draws for parts and bins for collecting saw dust. It had casters for rolling it around but as you might guess was very heavy and cumbersome but worked wonderfully. There was a single motor in the center, which I still have, with various sized pulleys to drive each machine. Pulley sizing matched Delta's catalog recommendations, thus proper operation by each machine. He set up each piece with adequate clearance so that each machine could do as it was supposed to. It was quite an operation and engineering marvel; its size was, again as I remember, was about 3' X 6' and 30" tall. When I got these pieces I didn't have the space, time or money to do much with them so they were stored, moved multiple times, the last move cross country after retiring and shutting down our construction company. Now I have what I didn't have before and am able to restore each piece noting that they work fine but needed overdue attention. As I write this I remembered that there was a Delta table saw with the set so I'll have to rebuild it's image in my head and look at old catalogs to come up with the Model. I now remember that I needed the money so I sold it sometime in the late 80's.

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Comments: Model 654
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Comments: Model 654
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Comments: Ser # 4-7550
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Comments: Md 654, 6" jointer
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