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Manufactured/Badged by:
Crescent Machine Co.
Leetonia, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Combo Machine
Machine Size:
Submitted By: Keith Rucker
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No. 167 Universal Wood-Worker
Date of Manufacturer: Early 1920's-Late 1930's
Serial Number:
Last Updated 2/21/2003 12:00:00 AM

The Crescent Universal Wood-Worker was truly a innovative machine for it's time. Most other combination machines that were on the market at the time were basically a single machine that could be adapted for different uses. The Universal Wood-Worker, on the other hand, was a combination, each independent, arranged in such a way that multiple people could be working on the separate machines at the same time.

The Universal Woodworker was introduced to the Crescent line somewhere around 1912. Sometime in the early 1930's the machines were re-designed so that they could more easily be equipped for use with an electric motor. The basic machine included a Band Saw, Table Saw, Jointer, and Boring Machine and Hollow Chisel Mortise. Some models came with the addition of a Reversible Shaper.

The Crescent Universal Woodworker at the Georgia Agrirama appears to be a No. 167 which included a 16" Jointer, 32" Band Saw, Table Saw, Borer and Hollow Chisel Mortiser. As is the case on many of these machines, the Borer and Mortiser have been lost. This is a later model probably made sometime in the 1930's.

Located at the Georgia Agrirama Living History Museum in Tifton, GA
( http://www.agrirama.com/ )

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Comments: Front View showing 16" Jointer and 32" Band Saw and Rear View showing Table Saw
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Comments: Rear View showing 16" Jointer and Rear View showing Table Saw
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Comments: View showing power shaft on machine. The drive belt is the large one that is not on the pulley and Close up of Table Saw
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