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Manufactured/Badged by:
Sears | Companion
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True Manufacturer:
Unknown Manufacturer, *
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 6"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Cat# 6615
Date of Manufacturer: 1930s (est late)
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 8/8/2019 7:03:37 AM

Comments:
>>MACHINE<<
This grinder has no identification except "A-1" on the body and Sears power tool blue paint.
Found nearly identical Companion 6615 grinder in the 1936 Sears Golden Jubilee full catalog with a combination single v-groove and flat belt pulley.
I've seen the same grinder body with a Dunlap decal and slightly different pulley.
Cast iron body. Wide porous bronze bearings with machined steel oil plugs.
Shaft is 3/4" diameter with 5/8-11 threaded ends. Flanges are 2" diameter machined steel.
Pulley is steel, machined for a flat or 3/8" V-belt.
Designed to hold wheels up to 6" diameter and 1" face.
Overall condition is very good (photo is somewhat mis-leading). (Missing one flange and the LH nut.)

>>HISTORY<<
July 2008: I obtained this grinder from an ebay seller, when I picked up an auction item.

Update 9/6/2016:
Saw the same grinder with a Sears Companion decal badge.
The pulley was slightly different with a single v-groove and crowned flat belt section.

Update 8/8/2019:
Found nearly identical Companion 6615 grinder in the 1936 Sears Golden Jubilee full catalog with a combination single v-groove and flat belt pulley.

Photo 1:

Comments: Front view, shown with an unused 1950s 5"x1" wheel.
Source: Me, Canon PowerShot w/flash, basement workshop.
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