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Machinery Photo Index
Manufactured/Badged by:
William H. Field Co.
Boston, MA

True Manufacturer:
Solem Machine Co., Rockford, IL
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Jeff Joslin
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" two-motor planer
Date of Manufacturer: 1950s?
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Last Updated 5/24/2019 1:08:08 PM

We got this photo from Walter Wolyniec, whose planer this is. Even though it's only a 12" planer it has separate motors for the feed and the cutterhead. The cutterhead is DMD. The fully assembled planer—the base has been removed in the photo—weighs at least 600 lb.

Machine is badged only as Wm. H. Field Co. Thanks to Mike Walsh for identifying the true maker as Solem Machine Co.

Photo 1:

Comments: Top view of planer minus base
Source: Walter Wolyniec
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Photo 2:

Comments: From April 1926 "Industrial Education"
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