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Manufactured/Badged by:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co.
Cincinnati, OH.

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 12" x 4"
Submitted By: Nick L
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 12" Thickness Planer No. 97
Date of Manufacturer: 1937-38
Serial Number: Not numbered (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 8/27/2008 1:30:40 AM


The motor is original. It's 2 h.p., 115v/230v, 32a/16a, made by Brown-Brockmeyer.

Doug Rewerts has determined this to be a 1937-38 model. Defining features are: 3 hump bolt on gear box, waffle pattern table, cast iron gear box, steel pointer, tall hex nuts, aluminum base, no serial number, & 3/8" bearing cap. Features specifically pointing to 1937 are: large bushing on the a-19 gear shaft and an oiler on the a-15 gear shaft.

I hope to return it to an eye pleasing state in the near future.

More pictures available upon request.

Photo 1:

Comments: Overall machine
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Photo 2:

Comments: CI Gear box with 3 hump bolt on cover
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Photo 3:

Comments: Overall machine 2
Source: Canon S400
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