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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 17"
Submitted By: John Kruer
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: DP 600
Date of Manufacturer: 1943
Serial Number: 26-577
Last Updated 6/10/2015 8:57:58 AM

Comments:
Found this Delta 17in DP600 from a fellow in Indianapolis Indiana. He stated that the machine was purchased new by the Carter Lee Lumber CO. of Indianapolis Indiana. The serial number of 26-577 dates the machine to 1943. The machine is all original and includes both the table and head, raise/ lower gears on one rack. It also includes the original foot feed equipment, although with a shop made stop. It has the original 1hp repulsion-induction motor. The standard table has been drilled and tapped for mounting vise. It also has a unique shop made on/off rod. All badges and labels are there and readable. It also wears a poor, dusty, coat of pea green paint. Machine looks to have had been cared for and seen only light duty for its first 69years. I hope to be its conservator for a good part of its next 69 years.
UPDATE 6-2015
Machine has been completely rebuilt with all new bearings in head and complete motor rebuild. Paint has been color matched to original. All nuts & bolts have been cleaned/polished, all moving surfaces oiled or greased. It now has a separate raise rack for the head and table to allow both to raise & rotate independently. The table has been replaced with a T-slot table and light has been added. Should be good for the next 70 years.

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Comments: After complete rebuild
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Comments: Left side after paint
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Comments: Right side showing foot feed
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Comments: On Off control rod note seperate head and table raise racks
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Comments: As found in the wild
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Comments: As found all in good shape. Just needs overhaul
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