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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in NH View Post
    Take heart - they are out there.
    Heck, I have a Barnes 22" drill press I don't know what to do with that's just sitting in a corner in storage. Too big for anything around here. One of those top heavy fellows too.

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    Goat Marshall has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.
    Sorry about that.

    Pulley sent today.

    USPS Tracking 9534 6153 9383 9015 1743 94

    $12.05 postage.

    Joe in NH

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    Oops. I didn't know that happened. I'll clear some things out. Thanks for telling me, Joe.

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    The provenance of your drill and others like it trace back to the auction of the H.G. Barr company of Worcester, Ma. Henry G. Barr held the original patent for the drill and sold lock, stock, and barrel in the second week of July in 1913 as he wanted to retire.
    Prior to 1913 this drill was copied and sold by The Washburn Shops in Worcester resulting in a lawsuit from H.G.Barr.
    As others have said, there were many copies of this drill and the popularity lasted at least until 1941 when it was included in a War Department publication.
    I have a U.S. Machine clone of the Barr drill.
    Here are some photos including a very nice Washburn Shops resto.
    war-department-1941.jpgwashburn-shops.jpg1907-dwight-slate-machine-co.-sensitive-drill-press.jpgmyers-machine-tool.jpgmechanics-machine.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goat Marshall View Post
    Oops. I didn't know that happened. I'll clear some things out. Thanks for telling me, Joe.
    Yes. Message storage is quite limited - but you get what you pay for.

    Good luck with that pulley. It even has the key in it.

    Joe in NH

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    Here are some other bits.
    First, a Washburn Shops drill with a perfect table. Rare to see one without holes.
    washburn-shops.jpg
    Rotate the upper table out of the way. Remove the round table and drop in one of the accessories mounted on the wall.


    Here is that same drill showing the drive setup. Note the small hand wheel near the column. The drive-three step pulley looks like it can be moved vertically for belt adjustment.
    motor-drive.jpg

    Here is another of "The Washburn Shops" images and it also has the hand wheel at the lower right.
    sensitive-driller-courtesy-washburn-shops-worc.jpg

    In this photo is an image of the upper spindle pulley. My drill is missing this part. I need to make one but need dimensions.
    upper-pulley-motor-drive.jpg

    These are the specs for a similar clone made by the Myers Machine Tool Co of Columbia, Pa.
    Likely very close to other drills.
    myers-floor-drill-specs.jpg
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    That's great information, John. Thank you. And boy that Washburn looks nice! No holes in the table, and you have what--four bottom accessories on the wall behind it? What a find.

    Joe, a check is in the mail. I appreciate it a lot.

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    Every one of those upper spindle pulleys is made the same - usually a ring has been "welded" tacked, whatever to the pulley to prevent the belt from slipping up.

    Yours enroute is typical.

    Glad it saved you some work carving one out of a 4" plus hunk of something.

    Joe in NH

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    Here is the Barr clone I own. The U.S. Machine Co. floor drill as found in Joliet, Il.
    Removed the V-pulley and the motor. The idler pulleys only had a drilled hole so they are in good shape.
    The top spindle pulley is missing but I may have something to make a new one.
    I have an extra three step pulley that mounts on the column that came with some stuff from the Cleveland area.
    Older Whirlpool-Kenmore washers came with a 3/4hp two speed motor so the plan is to set up a drive close to the floor
    3/4 hp should be more than sufficient and there will be six speeds but no reverse for tapping.
    found-joliet-2016.jpg

    Here is another example of a floor level drive.
    motor-drive.jpg

    Myers Clone
    myers-floor-drill-1.jpg

    The Benchtop Drill was cloned and produced by many manufacturers, provenance undetermined.
    Myers 1910 and 1916 with a $20 price.
    10-inch-benchtop-drill.jpg

    Here are prices circa 1920 for the floor and bench drills from Myers.
    prices-1920-benchtop-drill.jpg
    John

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