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Manufactured/Badged by:
Cant, Gourlay & Co.
Galt, ON, Canada

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Other
Machine Size: Varies according to cutter used
Submitted By: Art Shaw
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Dowel making machine
Date of Manufacturer: 1880s
Serial Number:
Last Updated 4/3/2011 9:27:55 PM

Comments:
This machine was restored by Clive Rodgers from Lanark, ON. and owned by him until he passed away in Jan 2011. It has been sold to an unidentified new owner. It is permanently attached to a trailer with a Wisconsin 2 cylinder gas engine, for showing at machinery meets. The trailer is funished with a tool box that contains a selection of cutter heads in different sizes. The machine base has the cast letters "Cant Gourlay & Co / Galt Ont" but the cast brass name plate says "MacGregor Gourlay", which was the successor to Cant Goulay, indicating it was made about the time of the name change.

Photo 1:

Comments: The infeed end of the machine showing the square holes through which the stock was fed into the cutter.
Source: Photo by Art Shaw
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Photo 2:

Comments: The outfeed end and driven pulley. The belt tensioner has been added.
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Comments: The feed mechanism that pulls the dowel through the cutter once it has been started by hand from the other end.
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Comments: The maker's name cast into the base
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Comments: Brass badge on the other end.
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