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Manufactured/Badged by:
P. B. Yates Machine Co.
Beloit, WI; Hamilton, ON

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Jointer
Machine Size: 12"
Submitted By: John Kempkes
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Yates 199 Jointer
Date of Manufacturer: 1919
Serial Number:
Last Updated 10/21/2003 6:15:56 PM

Acquired at auction for $150. Typical auction stuff- grandfather had a woodworking business in the 30's, grandson inherits property and sells everything. Probably hadn't been used in 20 or 30 years.

Jointer has babbitt bearings in good condition with an oil reservoir to the right of it. Looks like wool was used as wicking. The power was delivered via flat belt, likely from a line shaft which has long since disappeared.

Adjustment is unique. The outfeed table is not adjustable as it is supported directly by the main casting. The cutterhead has a gear lift operated by the smaller handwheel to move the cutter up/down and a lever to skew it right/left. The infeed table height is adjusted with the large handwheel on the left. The third photo shows how this goes through an angle gear to a center shaft and to the right to another angle gear to operate the wedge bed height adjustment. Both tables slid off (good thing since I was unloading this beast alone). Batory's book shows the 199 line from the 1917 catalog, this machine weighs 1900 pounds. The fence adjusts to 45 but is frozen for now.

Photo 1:

Comments: Jointer as it arrived home. Fence attaches with two thumbscrews into one of 3 sets of tapped holes.
Source: self
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Photo 2:

Comments: back side
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Photo 3:

Comments: Internals with tables removed showing gear mechanism for operating infeed table
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