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Manufactured/Badged by:
Walker-Turner Co., Inc.
Jersey City, NJ; Plainfield, NJ

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Joe Wells
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 900 Series
Date of Manufacturer: 1950 Q2
Serial Number: 50DH2E
Last Updated 6/10/2007 8:11:26 PM

Purchased via eBay from the University of Missouri - Rolla. Evaluating a machine via pictures is always a crap shoot, but so far I'm happy.

This is a Kearney & Trecker era machine. Possibly early in their run as the main tag doesn't say K&T as later ones do. This press is marked with asset tags from the US Bureau of Mines. Apparently the 'ol USBM wanted their machines to blend in at a carnival.

It is very complete. Just about the only thing missing is the lever for locking the table. It even came with a chuck key. I don't have any way of knowing if it's original, but it does have a fair amount of wear on it. It has a Jacobs 6A 1/2" chuck. The spindle action is smooth and the bearings seem pretty good. I haven't had it under power yet. That will be the real test, of course.

It's powered by a 3 phase 3/4 hp motor connected to an Allen-Bradley starter. I haven't seen an A-B starter hung off of one of these before. This may have been added later.

Pics at http://www.joewells.org/owwm/WT900DP

Edit- Positively dated using the Walker-Turner Serial Number magic decoder ring at http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/PubDetail.asp?ID=808&PubID=2222

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Comments: Aren't the klown kolors lovely?
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Comments: 3/4hp 3ph motor
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Comments: Please ignore the yellow thing on the floor
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