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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Lathe, Wood
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: Steven Marshall
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Model 1460
Date of Manufacturer: early 1944
Serial Number: 31-2433
Last Updated 2/25/2017 9:20:32 PM

Comments:
As a former wood shop teacher I really dislike seeing wood shops closed and their assets liquidated, and it is this reason that I had mixed feelings when I acquired this machine. I won’t bore any one with the details of how much I paid…. But let’s just say my wife advised that if I really wanted the machine I should place a reasonable bid, my answer was … it isn’t a deal unless it’s a steal. It was for that reason that I was quite surprised when I received the call that I Was the highest bidder (by 4 cents I was told). Long story short, it appears to be a great old machine built in early 1944, as indicated by the serial number and supported by the opening date of the school that I removed it from.
The pictures provided here are of the machine pretty much as bought (sight unseen) with the headstock disassembled before the new bearings were installed. The motor is a three phase and will have to (reluctantly) be replaced with a single phase. Take note of the “extras” that were included in the sale in photo #4. I will post pictures when the rebuild is complete. Don’t expect to see any new paint… a detail that I never seem to get to.

Photo 1:

Comments: Striped and ready for rebuild.
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Photo 2:

Comments: Late with the addition of a sliding jack shaft assembly and an outboard bed extension.
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Comments: Delta Milwaukee tag
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Comments: A few striped parts and Lots of extras that were included in the sale.
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Comments: Orginal 3/4 hp 1725 3 phase motor, a shame to replace.
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Comments: Serial # tag
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