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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Grinder, Bench
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Submitted By: ryan grockenberger
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 7" Grinder
Date of Manufacturer: 1960
Serial Number: 127-2812
Last Updated 12/26/2009 9:32:32 PM

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Shortly after the end of my junior year in high school our wood shop and power tech shop met the same fate as our beloved metal shop, they vanished, though not completely. They were consolidated into a "technology lab" a few machines, some crappy computers, a welder with nothing to plug it into and some striped down mechanics boxes. This project was botched in so many was it would make you head spin. Anyway the machines that didn't go back into service in the new space were put in storage and after 2 years of nagging i finally got the district to put them up for auction, i was the only person to bid. The school opened in 1961 so the grinder was original to the building, it moved around the shop a little over the years, but never left W-3 in its 45 years of service. Brought it home with the rest of the haul and had it completely rebuilt within 2 days, bead blasted and painted everything, new wiring, and bearings, i can imagine that it works as good today as it did when it was new, sold it a few months later, though i wash i hadn't.

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