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Manufactured/Badged by:
J. C. Penney Co., Inc.
Dallas, TX

True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill, Radial
Machine Size: 11"
Submitted By: David Pace
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 4180
Date of Manufacturer: ~1963 to 1971
Serial Number: P14232
Last Updated 3/6/2014 9:13:21 AM

Comments:
This radial drill was purchased from a local used tool dealer who recently acquired it from the estate of a woodworker who had a rather extensive collection of hand and power tools. The original owner took excellent care of his tools and in some cases it appears that he used them very lightly. I have been fortunate to purchase a number of hand tools from his estate as well.
Although labeled Penneys, the radial drill was manufactured by Rockwell/Delta. It looks identical to the Delta 11-280 shown in the dirty paper reprint: PM 448-01-651-0001 Dated 3-15-62. The design of the Penneys logo on the badge was in use from 1963 to 1971 so that is as close to a manufacture date that I can establish. The motor is badged Penneys and was manufactured by the Doerr Products Corp. The drill is in pristine condition with not a single mark on the table or base. There are a few chips and wear spots on some of the paint and that is the only sign of age or use. The motor bearings are dried out and a little growly but that appears to be the only issue. This should make a nice addition to the shop for those times when a hole is at an awkward angle or just out of reach of the 15" drill press.

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Comments: An overall view of the radial drill. This is pretty much how I found it. All I did was clean the dust off!
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Comments: The table looks brand new with all the original surface machine marks as they were from the factory.
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Comments: Right Side View. The Penneys badge on the base is the only badge. There are holes on the belt guard and the front edge of the base where the Delta badges are normally located. I don't know if the PO removed any badges or if they were intentionally omitted
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Comments: The PO installed a motor on/off switch control rod to the front of the drill.
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Comments: The original JC Penney badged motor. It is 1/3 hp, 1725 rpm, 115 volt, single phase.
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Comments: This radial drill had no damage or missing parts. I missed out on all the fun on this one!
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