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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 24"x8"
Submitted By: Alan DuBoff
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: B-44
Date of Manufacturer: Late 30s
Serial Number: B-13466
Last Updated 7/24/2018 6:22:51 AM

Comments:
Both of the side doors are missing, but all the parts are there. The previous owner bought a new set of gears for one side of the table that were repaired once or twice, it will require some metal taken off the collar of the new set. This set is not exact, but the same ratio (2:1) and should work fine. This has a 7 1/2 HP 3 phase motor with a 2 speed gear box for the feed. This is the older style of 24" planer, before the body contour, and it has the wheel on the side like the B-4 and B-8, rather than in the center/front as seen on the contour body model. The head feels very solid, I think the bearings might be ok on it. A bit of cleanup, some paint, and a new set of knives and this baby is going back to work.

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Comments: Left side of B-44, missing side door, but flat belt is there, a bit rough, but there.
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Comments: Right side of B-44, missing side door also...
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Comments: B-13466 is the serial number
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Comments: The good set of original gears. These are 2:1 ratio
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Comments: A new set of 2:1 ratio gears that are close to being the same, should work fine.
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Comments: You can see the difference in the collar length here, I can take that down on the Nichols horizontal Mill easily...
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