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Manufactured/Badged by:
Oliver Instrument Co.
Adrian, MI

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Other
Machine Size: Bench Top, 14"W x 16"L
Submitted By: Carl Bukowsky
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Type S-4 Die Making (Filing)
Date of Manufacturer: December 1926
Serial Number: 3431
Last Updated 2/23/2020 8:36:36 PM

Comments:
Purchased through eBay in February 2020 from a guy located in NJ. I'm not sure how long he owned it but it was well cared for, and in very good condition. I researched the manufacturer, Oliver Instrument Co., who is still in business (as of 2020) in Adrian, MI. I contacted Oliver Instrument Company, and they have provided me with the details on the original sale (the initial owner, Hillside Tool & Die Co.) and the date it was originally sold (December 10, 1926). I will clean it up, fix what's damaged or missing to fully restore this one, and I'll then put it to good use in the home shop.

Photo 1:

Comments: As Purchased on eBay
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Photo 2:

Comments: PO included a variety of files
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Comments: Original Badging (No SN or Model No.)
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Comments: SN stamped in side arm casting
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Comments: Mising the bracket and File Finger Roller (provides file with top-end support while stroking)
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Comments: The Ugly - one side arm had a braze repair at some point; 4 small holes were used to hold parts during repairs
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