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Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

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Machine Information
Serial Number: R-5620
Machine Type: Moulder/Matcher
Machine Description: model 505, 4" x 12"capacity, 4 heads
Owner: Mark Chmelar
Manufactuer Date: Unknown but likely 1929-30 (dw)
Notes: I acquired this molder from my cousin. His father was a farmer, and also ran a sawmill business. He bought the molder from a St. Louis factory in the late 1960's. He ran it for about 30 years, primarily squaring up rough lumber. There are a number of profile cutters that came with the machine. The cutter heads are ball-bearing mounted. The bearings seem to be in very good condition, and all turn freely. The machine is 12'8" long, 6'4" wide, and weighs 7500 pounds.
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