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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Planer, Wood
Machine Size: 13" X 5"
Submitted By: Steven Marshall
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Rockwell surface Planer
Date of Manufacturer: 1959-1960
Serial Number: 1349347 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 2/19/2017 5:08:52 PM

This is a great old machine, installed new (early 1960s) in the woodworking shop of a school in Wabush Labrador, Canada. I bought it from a friend who acquired it at a surplus auction in the late 1980s. A new 3hp motor and some repairs to the gearbox (adjustments and a new grease seal) and it was good to go. Almost 30 years later it is still a workhorse requiring only an occasional knife swap or gear oil change.

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Comments: The cornerstone of my messy shop
Source: My son's cannon
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Comments: The only tag on this machine, the one on the chipbreaker is missing
Source: My son's cannon
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