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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Molder
Machine Size: 4"x12"
Submitted By: Mark Chmelar
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" molder, model 505
Date of Manufacturer: not sure, maybe ~1925
Serial Number: R-5620 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 4/20/2017 6:33:07 AM

Comments:
My uncle got this machine from a factory in St. Louis in the late 1960's. He used it for approximately 25 years, primarily for sizing rough lumber. I bought it from his son. The machine was manufactured in Rochester, New York, weighs approximately 7500 lbs, and is 12'8" long by 6'4" wide. It has four powered in-feed rolls, two smooth on the bottom and two corrugated on the top. The heads and pulleys are mounted in ball bearings, which are all in good shape.

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Comments: Overall image at PO's shed
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Comments: Outfeed end in PO's shed
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Comments: Backside showing bottom head drive belt, plus inner side head, in PO's shed
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Comments: Serial number plate, which shows manufacturing location as Rochester, N.Y.
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Comments: Model number plate
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Comments: Feedrolls, top head, outer side head, on my trailer
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