Register :: Login
Machinery Photo Index
Manufactured/Badged by:
Unknown Manufacturer

True Manufacturer:
Unknown Manufacturer, *
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Mortising Machine
Machine Size:
Submitted By: Jeff Joslin
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 19th century solid chisel mortiser
Date of Manufacturer: 1870 (very approx.)
Serial Number:
Last Updated 3/17/2016 12:27:40 PM

These photos came with a request to identify the maker. The owner believes that it may be Shaker-made.

The pictures show a solid-chisel mortiser, foot operated, with an iron/steel leaf spring for the counter-balance and return. It looks like the cutter assembly has been lowered a couple of feet below its normal operating position—obviously it should be above the table, not below.

Photo 1:

Comments: Front view
Direct Link
IMG Code

Photo 2:

Comments: Rear view
Direct Link
IMG Code