- May 1, 2022
Next week I am to take delivery of a pre 1912 K&T 1B universal that has had a Dc motor with variable speed vertical head added to it. I have covered vintagemachinery's database and I am looking for more information on my machine. I call it a pre 1912 because it has a single overarm support. from K&T history I learned that in 1912 K&T came out with the double overarm support. The back story on my machine is :A tech college instructor added the dc powered variable speed vertical head in the 1980s it was his personal machine. about 25 years ago a farmer bought the machine from him. It has made the occasional keyway during those 25 years I am now purchasing the machine for restoration to good functional condition with the possible addition of DRO for my hobby machine shop. Any relevant information that anyone will share is appreciated.