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

True Manufacturer:
Delta Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 6 inch
Submitted By: chris smith
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 642 or 654 or 660 ?
Date of Manufacturer: Pre 1936
Serial Number: Pre serial numbers
Last Updated 9/3/2013 6:55:57 PM

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About 4 years ago I answered an poorly worded add for woodworking machines for sale that I had be watching for about three months.
I called and the woman that answered the phone had no idea what anything was.
I asked if she could just read me some of the names on the machines.
She said some are Craftsman and some say Delta.
She told me that the machines were given to her husband by his Godfather when he sold his house and moved into a senior center type place.
Her husband had intended to set them up in the garage, but a year or so had passed and he hadn't touched them, and he realized he probably never would, and she wanted to be able to park her car in the garage again.
She had only got one or two other calls about the add, but no one had been to look at them.
It was about an hour ride so I asked if I could come by Saturday morning.
I was only there maybe 5 or 10 minuets before she let me know she was real tired of not being able to park in the garage and she would accept just about any offer.
I left with a 14" jet drill press, a 12" craftsman band saw, a 6 X 48 X 9 Craftsman belt/disc sander,
a 10" Delta contractor table saw, a Delta 6" jointer, a nice set of small acetylene torches, and probably some other stuff I can't remember.
She would have taken 50 bucks, I gave her 200 and made her day, and left with a truck stuffed full of machines and other goodies, and she got her garage back.
The only negative was that the rails for the table saw got misplaced, the fence was there, but no rails.
I stuck this jointer in a rat hole, but it wasn't till just this week I realized how old it is and maybe rare, so I figured I should take a bunch of pictures of it for this great site.
It's a shame someone painted it green.
I did paint the fence because it was pretty rusty, so I wanted to get some paint on it before it got any worse.

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