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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
King-Seeley Corp.-Central Specialty Division, Ann Arbor, MI; Ypsilanti, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Crispin Spencer
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 103.23141 '100'
Date of Manufacturer: ~1955
Serial Number: None
Last Updated 9/10/2019 6:50:00 AM

Comments:
Acquired at an estate sale in 2019. Owned since new by a gentleman who was a pilot for the Maine Fish and Wildlife service. The press was housed in an unheated basement which suffered numerous episodes of water leakage and flooding. The sale price was $25.00 USD.
The press also was fitted with a variable speed device(Vari-Slo Speed Control). This, along with the motor, helped in determining the press' date of manufacture since the Vari-Slo was not offered until 1954. The 1/2 HP Craftsman motor (Model 115.6962) was dated 3.1955.
The restoration paint is 'Rustoleum Hammered Gray' and 'Rustoleum Gloss Black'.

Photo 1:

Comments: Completed Restoration.
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Photo 2:

Comments: Drill press as found at sale.
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Comments: Ravages of years and flooding.
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Comments: Restoration complete.
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Comments: Restoration complete.
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Comments: Restoration complete.
Source: Crispin Spencer
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