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    Froneck I think the one my father made was more...

    Froneck
    I think the one my father made was more likely from a piece of heavy wall tubing that came to hand from an off cut in the scrap box that more about being close to the size needed than any...
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    While you will have to allow for some variation...

    While you will have to allow for some variation with your type of knives and older the article in this link I saved for someone else covers a lot of the basics on setting up a planer to do good work....
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    I can't find the thread I posted these in quite...

    I can't find the thread I posted these in quite some time ago but the pictures show a type of dummy spindle mentioned by Joe Michaels that my father made when fitting the aluminum back plate to a...
  4. Photo 1 as mentioned Delta later Delta Rockwell...

    Photo 1 as mentioned Delta later Delta Rockwell Unihead
    Delta Manufacturing Co. - Publication Reprints - No. 24-955 Delta Unihead | VintageMachinery.org
    as posted here
    WTB unihead or univise for...
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    Here s an 1910 Canadian Ingersoll Rand Catalogue...

    Here s an 1910 Canadian Ingersoll Rand Catalogue but I don’t see any similar compressors t.
    Ingersoll-Rand Products : Form No. 9007 : August, 1910 : Ingersoll-Rand Co. : Free Download, Borrow, and...
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    Nice to see that you have saved something from...

    Nice to see that you have saved something from the plant .
    There is a link about Canadian Ingersoll Rand in post # 25 of this thread.
    Sternwheelers in BC

    Other links in posts # 4 & 21 in this...
  7. There are some other older threads on this forum...

    There are some other older threads on this forum about Lipe Lathes including some in Canada that were the successors to Porter Cable here is one of them ....
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    More Photos

    More Photos
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    An update to my last post. On Saturday June...

    An update to my last post.
    On Saturday June 1st I visited the Aero Salon at the École nationale d'aérotechnique (ENA) at St.Hubert Airport shown in the links in posted above.
    To save me some...
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    I had been thinking maybe it was a Tos also ....

    I had been thinking maybe it was a Tos also .
    The thick coating of relatively easy to chip filler and the colour of the red primer that are on the lathe look similar in some ways to my 1980 s...
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    I copied some more of the pictures as they were...

    I copied some more of the pictures as they were in the ad in case they disappear.
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    Wm. M. Preston 9" x 18" Lathe

    I noticed this ad on kijiji this morning for a small 9”x 18” Lathe .
    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-power-tool/guelph/small-metal-lathe/1433833015?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
    “Wm. M. Preston Galt...
  13. Brian, Thanks for posting . I think there may...

    Brian,
    Thanks for posting .
    I think there may be some more about John Bertram in some of the links in Post # 5 of this thread .
    It has been a while and I don’t remember them all now.
    WW I...
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    Your Part does look like a base for a tool and...

    Your Part does look like a base for a tool and cutter grinder attachment like a universal swivel vise or perhaps a work head / dividing head.
    It isn’t one I recognize but would expect it to be a...
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    I have a set of Books from the 1930 s on...

    I have a set of Books from the 1930 s on Automobile Engineering similar to this one where they discuss some aspects of the Knight sleeve valve engine .
    Catalog Record: Automobile engineering; a...
  16. It would appear that the slotter ram was...

    It would appear that the slotter ram was different than the one for the shaper a least on the model shown here
    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2332/4227.pdf
    Source links
    Rhodes Mfg. Co. -...
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    It has been a while since I saved the link to...

    It has been a while since I saved the link to this article about a 14 ft. wide x 30 Ft. stroke planer from 1908 so a little smaller and older than the O.P.
    If you scroll down they show the assembly ...
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    I suspect that many of the large castings were...

    I suspect that many of the large castings were cast in swept molds on the foundry floor rather than using patterns of the type we usually see used in green sand molds made in a flask .
    I was...
  19. It looks like it might be a Knight . I think...

    It looks like it might be a Knight .
    I think there are several Models.
    There are a few threads about them on this forum if you use the forum search .
    Here are a couple of them ...
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    These are from the May 1936 issue of The Model...

    These are from the May 1936 issue of The Model Craftsman.
    Sorry I can't seem to get the conditions right to get a better picture and my scanner will damage the pages if I open it flat.

    Regards,...
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    Some of you may recognize Mikey McBryan from the...

    Some of you may recognize Mikey McBryan from the TV show Ice Pilots
    YouTube
    A link to one of his Youtube videos caught my attention after another video I was watching .
    He has undertaken a...
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    I was thinking that a picture your mill had been...

    I was thinking that a picture your mill had been shown in another thread on this forum recently but don’t remember the title to search for it.
    A similar set up was discussed in this thread maybe...
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    Even if the micrometers need to be calibrated...

    Even if the micrometers need to be calibrated and you don’t have the standards you can still use them to make reasonably close comparative measurements with something of a known size against ...
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    I don’t know anything about making banjos but...

    I don’t know anything about making banjos but maybe you could adapt one of the chucks or face plates designed for wood turning with various jaws that are available for them to hold your work or by...
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    There were some lathes made in France under the...

    There were some lathes made in France under the Jupiter name but I don’t see any matches for yours in the image search I did.
    History | Somab - Machines Outils - Constructeur Français
    There is a...
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