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Manufactured/Badged by:
Marcus B. Tidey
Newark, NJ

True Manufacturer:
J. A. Fay & Egan Co., Cincinnati, OH.
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Jeff Joslin
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 20" jointer
Date of Manufacturer: Ca. 1910
Serial Number:
Last Updated 9/22/2005 12:00:00 AM

This machine does not belong to me. It is the property of email correspondent Thomas Brown, on whose behalf I am posting these pictures.

The machine has a brass plaque with the name of M. B. Tidey. This was a surprise, since we have never seen a Tidey jointer before. But the owner dug through the thick peeling paint and found another label. It is very difficult to read, but our best guess is "J. A. Fay & Egan Co. / Wood Working / Machinery / Cincinnati, O. U.S.A. / Est'd 1830".

The machine also has a patent date on it: Feb. 11, 1908. That corresponds to a patent assigned to Fay & Egan:

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Comments: Jointer
Source: Owner Thomas Brown
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Comments: Tidey plaque
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Comments: J. A. Fay & Egan label
Source: Owner Thomas Brown
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