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

True Manufacturer:
Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., East Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Motor
Machine Size: 1/2 HP
Submitted By: D.L. Felton
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 82-710 (Westinghouse)
Date of Manufacturer: 1942-1947
Serial Number:
Last Updated 2/11/2014 3:55:17 AM

Comments:
This is a HEAVY (60+ lbs) 1/2 HP motor that I got with a ~1934-35 Powr-Kraft/Duro tilt table saw. The plate indicated it was made by Westinghouse. I assumed it post-dated the saw, and didn't think much more about it until sometime later. I was getting ready to disassemble and refurbish it when I turned it over and found a tiny decal on the cast iron base that reads: "MANUFACTURED FOR THE DELTA MFG. CO. BY WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC MFG. CO." Cool!

I'd just finished repairing another hefty Delta 1/2 HP motor made by Marathon, but it was clearly different than this one. Anyway, after some research here, I've learned that Westinghouse made motors for Delta in during the WW2 years, ca. 1942-1947 (http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=54074). They had Westinghouse plates, but Delta decals, like this little one on the bottom. I've found images of other examples that also have a round Delta logo decal and a rectangular model number decal on the side (see below). There's no evidence of the larger ones on the side and this motor has been repainted, so had I not found the little one on the bottom, I'd never have suspected this is a Delta motor. I've expropriated a couple images of the same model with more intact side decals from BOYD listings on OWWM, and include them below, as I haven't seen any better examples posted here.

Per my research on OWWM, it appears that this was also a model 82-710 with a 3/4" shaft, same as the somewhat newer Marathon I just repaired. The Westinghouse "style" number is 1180208, which is on the aluminum plate, and also hand stamped in the steel side, near the base. There are a number of additional stamped character here, including a tiny "<43>" (43 in a diamond) on the side. I wonder if this might be a date stamp - 1943?

There's a good discussion of one of these motors from 2010 on OWWWM at: http://www.owwm.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=73750

Photo 1:

Comments: Left side
Source: My Canon SX200
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Comments: Right side
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Comments: Details, plate and switch
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Comments: Delta decal on bottom; 1-1/2" wide; 5/8" tall.
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Comments: Hand stamps on body, "<43>" in diamond, lower right.
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Comments: Examples showing side decals from OWWM forums.
Source: Left: BOYD entry, 7/12/2010 by MedicKen; right: BOYD entry, 10/14/2010 by bluemerle
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