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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Sander
Machine Size: 12" disc / 4 x 52.5 belt
Submitted By: Peter Baisley
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Combo Sander 31-605
Date of Manufacturer: 1959-60
Serial Number: CK8249
Last Updated 11/25/2019 11:25:50 PM

Comments:
Bought in Rhode Island. PO had no history. Interesting combination of Walker Turner and Rockwell Mfg.built in Tupelo MS soon after Rockwell acquired W/T. While several examples of this machine are listed, this is the only one with the funky little adjustable side table under the belt sander, that allows it to be used as a very small stroke sander. This is a W/T feature found on their machine with the same size belt, but a 10" disc. Note the knobs on the table are the W/T style, while the knobs on the machine are the usual Delta Rockwell faucets and knurled knobs. Note the table is missing on the belt sander. I was wondering if this have been the small, knife style that Rockwell used, or the larger, rectangular one W/T used. Unfortunately, the catalogs for this year is absent here.

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