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Buffalo Forge Co.
Buffalo, NY

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Peter Baisley
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: No.15 Tapper Machine
Date of Manufacturer: Mid 50's
Serial Number: NA
Last Updated 9/3/2018 11:24:52 AM

Comments:
Purchased this from a young gentleman in Southern NH. Super nice. Owned by grandfather. All he knew is he'd owned it for a long time. As the labels are not visible, the only clue I know of to its age is the plastic knobs on the quill lowering handles, making it a mid-50's model.

I believe from the drill holes in the column, and threaded holes on the top foot feed mount, that this started life as a tapping machine. I suspect the holes used to mount the newer switch also held part of the tapping mechanism. It still retains the production table and foot feed that came standard with the tapper, but all the other tapping parts are gone.

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Comments: Fresh from the field
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Comments: Holes for tapper switch
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Comments: Holes for oil dripper
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Comments: McGivered return spring, new motor, and switch.
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Comments: Foot lever
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Comments: Production Table
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