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Sears | Craftsman

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
Machine Size: 7" x ¾" x ½"
Submitted By: Brian Kachadurian
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 115.6845
Date of Manufacturer: 1947
Serial Number: none
Last Updated 10/6/2016 7:26:30 AM

I do not own this grinder. I am posting it for the archives.
This grinder currently resides in the steam engine locomotive shop of the Illinois Railway Museum.
(Update: as of September 2015 this grinder no longer resides in the steam shop and may have been removed from service at the IRM.)

Craftsman model 115.6845 1/3hp 3400rpm 5.0A 110V 60Hz bench grinder (catalog #2617).
Wheels are 7" x ¾" face and ½" shaft.
Type CKO, code B2_47.
Original Sears blue paint from the 1930s through around 1947.
All cast iron construction (base, end bells, guards).
This particular grinder is missing the tool rests (two-piece design), eye shields and left guard assembly.

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Comments: Front view on bench
Source: Nikon Coolpix with flash at the IRM steam shop-Sep 2009
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Photo 2:

Comments: Left side
Source: Nikon Coolpix with flash-Sep 2010
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Photo 3:

Comments: Tag
Source: Nikon CoolPix with flash-Sep 2010
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