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Manufactured/Badged by:
J. D. Wallace & Co.
Chicago, IL

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Combo Machine
Machine Size: small 4" jointer, 6" table saw, and a 4" lathe
Submitted By: jordie field
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: combination machine
Date of Manufacturer: 1930
Serial Number: 4-1229401 The 1 and 0 overlap
Last Updated 4/12/2017 8:59:03 AM

Comments:
This is a near complete J.D. Wallace Combination machine from 1930. The size is scaled down and is distinguished as a "work ace", or for home owner use. The combo machine consists of a 4" jointer, a 6" table saw, and a 6" sweep lathe. This was purchased from a retired lady who worked as a commonwealth edison pole climber for 32 years. She was in her seventies, but did not look like it! She said that she remembered her grandfather working on this machine when she was a little girl. The grandfather made all kinds of furniture and duck decoys, and was a very creative guy as she remembered. This machine was very well respected. It was very dirty, covered with a very thick layer of grease and saw dust which preserved this machine well. I found this listed in "Janesville Wisc. on a Clist add in central wisconsin. The asking price was $500.oo, and was posted for over a month. I called and asked if she still had it...(They did) and I wondered what the best price was...and I ended up paying $40.00. The motor on this machine was a huge "B-Line" Brown and Brockmeyer 3/4 H.P. motor. It had a mouse nest in it, but runs perfectly. I have posted each portion of this machine separately to show how it was made, and what it consists of. The castings are of a fine quality, but the babbitt styled bearings, are of poor quality. The jointer rattles like a machine gun when turned on. I will see if I can put ball bearings in the jointer.

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Comments: 4" jointer, 6" table saw
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Comments: showing motor mount location in relation to jointer and saw
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Comments: tilting top table saw. Very well made castings and operating machine parts
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Comments: profile of table saw and lathe spindle. Lathe mounts inside of table saw bracket under spindle
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Comments: 4" jointer with badge and serial number
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Comments: this shows a very unique and complete table saw fence. This can mount on either side of table saw. Precision adjustment
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