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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Craftsman
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True Manufacturer:
Atlas Press Co., Kalamazoo, MI
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 13" bench model
Submitted By: mr. rolino
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: "All Purpose Drill Press"
Date of Manufacturer: mid-1930's
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 5/5/2018 10:16:09 AM

Comments:
I bought this machine today on CL for 50 dollars from a lady whose husband had recently passed away.. it had been in a railcar container rigged up as a workshop for some years. it seems to be the same model as Kenneth Tatarian's 13" one which can be seen here in this part of owwm. the press has a 1 7/8 inch column and the set screws for the motor bracket arms are on the top of the channels that the arms run through. it has no badge or model number plate of any kind...but the occasionally visible blue paint showing under the later red looks like classic atlas craftsman blue. it has a metal insert stuck into the top of the column with a steel shaft sticking up out of it...which is all i know about this feature except that i assume it is meant to take a speed reducing interim pulley...(only an assumption). any insight from viewers on this is certainly welcome. this speed assembly would be a rare find i suppose as the column is the smaller and seldom-seen diameter. the motor is a Marathon 1/4 horse. the machine appears to run well but i have yet to drill a hole with it. i thought i might part this press out but the more i look at it...the more i "fear" that i 'll gather the missing parts and restore it instead. i'll think more about that as i take it apart and clean it up. .

Photo 1:

Comments: this is it a few minutes after taking it out of my car and resting it in my shop.
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Photo 2:

Comments: i cleaned up the depth stop just to see it.
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Photo 3:

Comments: note the insert and shaft in the top of the column.
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Comments: quarter horse motor by marathon.
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Comments: a ground-free "custom" motor switch.
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Comments: needs...no...deserves....a deep cleaning.
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