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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Dunlap

True Manufacturer:
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Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 6"
Submitted By: Mike Patterson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Bench Grinder
Date of Manufacturer: Circa 1930s
Serial Number: Unknown
Last Updated 12/14/2011 7:21:09 PM

I picked up an old belt drive grinder a while back and decided to get around and restore it.

From researching the site, it looks to be identical to a couple of grinders I’ve come across that were branded as Dunlap and sold thru Sears in the late 30’s-early 40’s.

The Dunlaps I've seen were painted blue and had a Dunlap decal on them. When I cleaned this one up it seems it had been painted gray and black and there was no evidence of a decal. It might have been repainted at some point or might have been painted and branded differently and sold thru some other retailer. I’ve spent a little time trying to find out who actually manufactured these but no luck so far.

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Comments: Set up and ready to go.
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Photo 2:

Comments: As received. In spite of the way it looks the babbit bearings are in good shape and it just needed a good cleanup and a bit of adjustment on the shims.
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Comments: The grinder could be run from either a V Belt or Flat belt. If run from a line shaft, the screw from either pulley could be removed turning that pulley into an idler (loose) pulley.
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