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Water Works Machinery; The Yale & Towne Mfg. Co. of Stamford, Conn. manufacturer of Steam Driven Self-Propelled or Locomotive Cranes; Lodge, Davis & Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio manufacturer
of Engine Lathes, Shapers & Drills; Gould & Eberhardt of Newark, New Jersey manufacturer of Shapers, Gear Cutters and other Special Machinery; E.E. Garvin & Co. of New York, NY. manufacturer
of Machinists' Tools, Including Milling Machines, Hand Lathes, Drill Presses, ect.; The Pratt & Whitney Co. of Hartford Connecticut manufacturer of Precision Machinist Tools and Special
Machinery; The Billings & Spencer Co. of Hartford, CT. manufacturer of Lathe Dogs & other Drop Forgings; Warner & Swasey Machine Tools of Cleveland, Ohio manufacturer of Engine, Spinning
Lathes and other Special Machinery; Pond Machine Tool Co.(Successors to David W. Pond) of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Radial Drills, Planers, ect.; Geo. W. Fifield of
Lowell, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes; Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection & Insurance Co. of Hartford, Conn.; Geo. B. Grant of Boston, Mass. maker of Gear Wheels and Gear Cutting; W.P.
Davis of Bloomfield, NY. manufacturer of Key Seating Machines & Drills; The G. A. Gray Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of 17" & 20" Lathes; Pratt & Letchworth Proprietors of Buffalo Steel
Foundry of Buffalo, N.Y. offering Steel Castings; Stiles & Parker Press Co. of Middletown, Conn. manufacturer of Punching Presses, Dies, Drop Hammers, Drop Forgings and other Tools for the
Manufacture of all kinds of Sheet Metal Goods; J.M. Carpenter of Pawtucket, R.I. manufacturer of Taps & Dies; WM Sellers & Co., Inc. of Philadelphia, PA. manufacturer of High Speed Power
Traveling Cranes; The Long & Allstatter Co. of Hamilton, Ohio manufacturer of Double, Single, Angle-bar, Gang, Horizontal, Twin, Boiler, Spacing, Gate, Multiple, Belt and Steam-Driven Punches
& Shears also Power Cushioned Hammers; Russell & Co. of Massillon, Ohio builders of Automatic Engines, Boilers, ect.(Complete Power Plants Furnished); J.E. Lonergan & Co. of Philadelphia, PA.
manufacturer of Patent Oilers; R.A. Beldon Co. of Danbury, Conn. manufacturer of Power Hammers; Castle Engine Works of Indianapolis, Ind. manufacturer of The Castle Steam Engine; The
Muller Machine Tool Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of 17" Engine Lathes; H. Bickford of Lake Village, N.H. manufacturer of Boring & Turning Mills; L.S. Starrett of Athol, Mass. manufacturer of
Fine Machinist Tools; Osgood Dredge Co. of Albany, New York manufacturer of Dredges, Excavators, Ditching Machines, Derricks, ect.; The Newark Machine Tool Works of Newark, N.J.
manufacturer of Planners, Lathes, Slotters, Boring Machines, Presses, ect.; Bement, Miles & Co. of Philadelphia, PA. builders of Metal-Working Machine Tools for Railroad Shops, Locomotive &
Car Builders, Machine Shops, Rolling Mills, Steam Forges, Ship Yards, Boiler Shops, Bridge Works, ect.; Detrick & Harvey Manufacturers of Baltimore, Md. manufacturer of Corliss Engines; Chester
Steel Castings Co. of Chester, PA.; The Phosphor Bronze Smelting Co., Limited of Philadelphia, Pa. Original Manufacturers of Phosphor Bronze & Owners of the U.S. Patent; Tallman & McFadden
of Philadelphia, Pa. manufacturer of Milling Machines, Planners, Drills, ect.; The John T. Noye Mfg. Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manufacturer of Rice Automatic Cut-Off Engines (Gold Medal Winner
Cincinnati Exposition, 1884); Shipman Engine Co. of Boston, Mass. manufacturer of Oil Engines for Printers, Steam Yachts, pumping water, sawing wood, ect; The Skinner Engine Co. of Erie, PA.
manufacturer of Portable & Stationary Engines & Boilers; Korting Gas Engine Co., LD. of New York, N.Y. manufacturer of Korting Gas Engines; William Tod & Co. of Youngstown, Ohio
manufacturer of Porter-Hamilton Engines; S.L. Holt & Co. of Boston, Mass offering Portable & Stationary Steam Engines & Boilers, Steam Power Drainage Pumps, Saw Mills, Shafting, Pulleys,
Hangers and Belting; Kensington Engine Works, Limited of Philadelphia< Pa. manufacturer of the Tangye Buckeye Automatic Cut-Off Engines; Albany Steam Trap Co. of Albany, NY manufacturer
of Blessing's Water Circulator & Purifier; Frick Company Builders of Waynesboro, Pa. manufacturer of Eclipse Corliss Engines; The "Otto" gas Engine Works - Schleicher, Schumm & Co. of
Philadelphia, PA. & Chicago, Ill. manufacturer of Otto Gas Engines; The Armstrong Mfg. Co. of Bridgeport, Conn manufacturer of Water, Gas & Steam Fitters' Tools; James Brandon Co. of New
York, N.Y. manufacturer of Brandon's Piston Ring Packing; E.P. Bullard of New York, NY manufacturer of Machine Tools; The Watts, Campbell Co. of Newark, NJ manufacturer of Improved Corliss
Steam Engines; The Hewes & Phillips Iron Works of Newark, N.J. manufacturer of Improved Corliss Engines, Tubular Boilers; The Fishkill Landing Machine Co. of New York, New York manufacturer
of The Improved Fishkill Corliss Engines; Robert Whitehill of Newburgh, NY manufacturer of the Improved Corliss Engine, Slide Valve Engines, Stationary Boilers, General Machinery and Brass &
Iron Castings; Stearns M'F'G. Company of Erie, Pa. manufacturer of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills and General Machinery; John McLaren of Hoboken, N.J. builder of Corliss Engines, Air Compressors
and Boilers; Hill, Clarke & Co. of Boston, Mass. sellers of Iron-Working Machinery; Adams & Richards Machine Co. of New Brunswick, N.J. manufacturer of Fuel, Crude Petroleum or Kerosene
Engines; The Babcock & Wilcox Co. of New York, NY manufacturer of Water-Tube Boilers; Bridgeport Boiler Works of Bridgeport, Conn. manufacturer of The Lowe Boiler; WM T. Bate & Son of
Conshohocken, Penn. sole manufacturer of the Bate Steam Generator; The Wainwright M'F'G. Company of Boston, Mass. manufacturer of Corrugated Tube Exhaust Feed-Water Heaters; Fossil
Meal Co. of New York manufacturer of Meal Composition Non-Conducting Covering for Steam Pipe & Boilers; Gesswein Machine Co. of New York manufacturer of Positive Pressure or Blast Blowers;
Palmer, Cunningham & Co., L'd. of Philadelphia, Penn. manufacturer of Tools for Mechanics including Chucks, Drills, Reamers, Screw-Plates, Railroad Supplies, ect.; Evansville Spar Mining Co.
of Evansville, Ind. Producers of Flour Spar Foundry Flux; Universal Radial Drill Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of Radial Drilling Machines; Hilles & Jones of Wilmington, Del. manufacturer of
Horizontal Flange Punches; Jenkins Bros. of New York manufacturer of The Original Unvulcanized Packing; Westcott Chuck Co. of Oneida, N.Y. manufacturer of Lathe & Drill Chucks; Pond
Engineering Co. of St. Louis, MO. manufacturer of Steam Boilers; The E. Horton & Son Co. of Windsor Locks, Conn. manufacturer of the Horton Lathe Chuck; Watson & Stillman of New York
manufacturer of Hydrostatic Machinery, Presses, Pumps, Punches, Accumulators, Jacks, Valves, Fittings, Vault Elevators, ect.; Hoggson & Pettis M'F'G. Co. of New Haven, CT. manufacturer of The
Sweetland Chuck; T.R. Almond of Brooklyn, N.Y. manufacturer of the Almond Drill Chuck; Worcester Machine Screw Co. of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer of Set, Cap & Machine Screws, Studs,
ect.; The Cushman Chuck Co. of Hartford, Conn. manufacturer of "Cushman" Chucks; Coffin & Leighton of Syracuse, N.Y. manufacturer of Machinists' Scales; Sterling Emery Wheel Co. of West
Sterling, Mass. manufacturer of the Sterling Patent Emery Wheel; Standard Tool Co. of Athol, Mass. manufacturer of Fine Machinists' Tools; Buffalo Forge Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manufacturer of
Buffalo Cupola & Forge Blowers; I.P. Richards of Providence, R.I. manufacturer of Punches and Dies; The National Pipe Bending Co. of New Haven, Conn. offering Coils & Bends of Iron, Brass and
Copper; John S. leng of New York manufacturer of Weldless Cold Drawn Steel Tubes & Quick Opening Gate Valves; Pedrick & Ayer of Philadephia, Pa. manufacturer of Cylinder Boring & Facing
Machines; Morse Twist Drill and Machine Company of New Bedford, Mass. manufacturer of Solid & Shell Reamers, Beach's Patent Self-Centering Chuck, Bit Stock Drills, Drill Grinding Machines,
Mill Cutters and Special Tools; Simonds Rolling-Machine Co. of Fitchburg, Mass. manufacturer of Steel Balls for Anti-Friction Bearings; VanDuzen & Tift of Cincinnati, Ohio makers of Complete
Steam Pumps; Rollstone Machine Co. of Fitchburg, Mass. manufacturer of Wood - Working Machinery for Chair, Furniture & Cabinet Factories, Box Shops, Planing Mills, Pattern Makers' Use, ect.;
S. Elliot of Newton, Mass. manufacturer of Drill Presses, Tap Drill Guages & Special Machinery Tools; F.E. Reed of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Hand Lathes, Foot Lathes,
Upright Drills & Milling Machines; S. Ashton Hand Mfg. Co. of Toughkenamon, Pa. manufacturer of Engine Lathes; Boynton & Plummer of Worcestor, Mass. manufacturer of Shaping Machines for
Hand & Power; Bickford Drill Co. of Cincinnati, O. manufacturer of Upright Drills; Springfield Glue & Emery Wheel Co. of Springfield, Mass. manufacturer of Emery & Curundum Wheels, Emery
Wheel machinery and Flint Papers; Pancoast & Maule of Phil., Pa. makers of Improved Steam Glue Heaters; Jos. Dixon Crucible Co. of Jersey City, N.J. manufacturer of Dixon's Silica Graphite
Boiler-Front & Smoke Stack Paint; New Haven Manf'g Co. of new Haven, Conn. manufacturer of Iron-Working Machinery; L.W. Pond Machine Co. of Worcestor, Mas. manufacturer of Iron Working
Machinery; J. Wyke & Co. of E.Boston, Mass. manufacturer of Fine Machinists' Tools; Cary & Moen of New York City manufacturer of Steel Wire & Springs; William Barker & Co. of Cincinnati, O.
manufacturer of Iron & brass Working Machinery; Toledo Machine & Tool Co. of Toledo, Ohio manufacturer of Presses, Dies & Special Machinery; D. Sounders' Sons of Yonkers, N.Y. manufacturer
of Steam & Gas Fitters hand Tools; Acme Machinery Co. of Cleveland, O. manufacturer of "ACME" Single & Double Automatic Boltcutters; Stow Manfg. Co. of Binghampton, N.Y. manufacturer of
Flexible Shafts, Reaming Machines, Portable Drills & flexible Boring Machines; John Steptoe & Co. of Cin., Ohio manufacturer of Engine Lathes, Iron Planers, Shapers & Drills; The Hoppes Mfg.
Co. of Springfield, O. manufacturer of Live Steam Feed-Water Heater & Lime Extractors; Energy MFG. Co. of Phil., Pa. manufacturer of Drill Guides & Steady Rests; Eagle Anvil Works of Trenton,
N.J. manufacturer of the Fisher Double Screw Leg Vise & the Eagle Anvil; Charles Murray of New York Engraver of Wood; S.W. Goodyear of Waterbury, CT. manufacturer of Machinery for Reducing
& Pointing Wire; The Laidlaw & Dunn Co. of Cin., Ohio manufacturer of Pumping Machinery; Chas. A. Strelinger & Co. of Detroit, Mich. manufacturer of Fine Tools; Powell Planer Co. of Worcester,
Mass. manufacturer of Iron Planers; P. Blaisdell & Co. of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Machinists' Tools; Curtis & Curtis (Successors to Forbes & Curtis) of Bridgeport, Ct. manufacturer of the
Forbes Pat. Die Stock, Pipe Cutting & Threading Machinery; Brehmer Bros. of Phil., PA. manufacturer of Bevel Gears; The Mason Regulator Co. of Boston manufacturer of Reducing Valves;
Niagara Stamping of Buffalo, N.Y. makers of Presses, Dies and Special Machinery; Consolidated Machine & Tool Works of Hastings, mich. & Chicago, Ill. manufacturer of Presses, Dies and
Canning Machinery; Bradley & Co. of Syracuse, N.Y. manufacturer of Cushioned Hammers, Heating Forges, ect.; The Deane Steam Pump Co. of Holyoke, Mass. manufacturer of Water Works
Engines & Steam Pumping Machinery; The Hendey Machine Co. of Torrington, Conn. manufacturer of Lathes; Miller, Metcalf & Parkin, Crescent Steel Works of Pittsburgh, PA. suppliers of Die
Steel in Bars or Blocks; Tower & Lyon (Successors to Melvin Stephens) of New York manufacturer of Stephens Vises; Sebatian, May & Co. of Cin., O. manufacturer of Foot & Power Lathes, Drill
Presses, Shapers, Band, Circular & Scroll Saws, Tools & Supplies; John W. Hudson- Madison Manufacturing Co. of Madison, Wis.; Guild & Garrison of Brooklyn, N.Y. manufacturer of Steam,
Vacuum and Filter Press Pumps & Air Compressors; Montgomery & Co. of New York manufacturer of Tools, Supp;ies & Machinery; W.C. Young & Co. of Worcester, Mass. manufacturer of Engine,
Hand & Foot Lathes; Chas. F. baker of Minneapolis, Minn. manufacturer of Common Sense Oil Filters; Thos. H. Dallett & Co. of Phila., Pa. manufacturer of Patent Portable, Hand, Boiler-Shell &
Multiple Drills; The Tanite Company of Stroudsburg, PA. manufacturer of Tanite Emery Wheels & grinding Machines; Cooke & Co. of New York manf'r. of The Binghampton Water Motor; U. Baird
Machinery Co. of Pittsburgh, Pa. manuf'r of Machinists', Pattern Makers' & Boiler Makers' Tools and Supplies; John Wiley & Sons of N.Y. Publishers of Industrial and Scientific Works; Beecher &
Peck of New Haven, Ct. manufacturer of Peck's Pat. Drop Press & Drop Forgings of Iron & Steel; Muller Machine Tool Co. of Cincinnati, O. manuf'r of Engine Lathes, Planers, Shapers & Drill
Presses; Betts Machine Company of Wilmington, Del. Builder of Drills & Metal Working Machine Tools; Knowles Steam Pump Works of N.Y. & Boston manf'r of Improved Pumping Machinery;
Niagar Machine & Tool Works of Buffalo New York builders of Presses, Shears & other Special Mach.; Chas. Parker Co. of Meriden, Ct. manufacturer of Guns, Gun Parts, Vises, Tools, ect.; J.H.
Williams & Co. of Brooklyn, N.Y. makers of Wrenches, Tools and other Quality Drop Forgings; Gage Machine Works of Waterford, N.Y. Manuf'r of Fox Turret & speed Lathes and Brass Finishers'
Tools; E.W. Bliss Co. of Brooklyn, New York World's Largest Manufacter of Presses, Dies, Shears, Mills,Canning Equipment and other Special Tools; Nicholson File Co. of Providence, R.I. manuf'r of
Files & Rasps; Nathan Manufacturing Co. of New York manuf'r of "Gresham" Patent Automatic Re-Starting Injector; Cleveland Twist Drill Co. of Cleveland, O. manuf'r of Drills & Reamers; National
Pulley Covering Co. of Baltimore, Md. manuf'r of Friction Pulley Covers; Fitchburg Machine Works of Fitchburg, Mass. manuf'r of Metal Working Machines; Henry Carey Baird & Co. of Phil., Pa.
Industial Publishers, Booksellers & Importers; Volney W. Mason & Co. of Providence, R.I. manuf'r of Friction Pulleys, Clutches & Elevators; P.H. & F.M. Roots of Connersville, Ind. manuf'r of Force
Blast Rotary Blowers for Foundries, Smith Shops, Pneumatic Tubes, Ventilation, ect.; Beaudry & Co.(formerly of Beaudry's Upright Power Hammer) of Boston, mass. manuf'r of Presses, Shears,
Punches & Hard Coal Heating Forges; C.F. Richardson of Athol, Mass. manuf'r of Nickel Plated Pocket Levels; Henderson Bros. of Waterbury, CT. manuf'r of Exhaust Tumbling Barrels; C.W. LeCount
of South Norwalk, Conn. manuf'r of Lathe Dogs & other Drop Forgings; Park Mfg. Co. of Boston manuf'r of Injectors, Ejectors & Jet Apparatus; T. Shriver & Co.'s Iron Foundry of N.Y.; The Volker &
Felthousen M'F'G. Co. of Buffalo, N.Y. manuf'r of Steam Pumps; Pulsometer Steam Pump Co. of N.Y. manuf'r of Steam Pumps; Hall Steam Pump Co. of N.Y. builders of Steam Pumps; Jas. Hunter
& son of North Adams, Mass. manuf'r of Clutch Pulleys & Cutt-Off Couplings; Union Stone Co. of Boston manuf'r of Emery Wheels, Grinding Mach., Polishing & Plating Goods and Tools; Edwards
Meeks of Phil. - Publisher; Gage Tool Co. of Vineland, N.J. manuf'r of Planes & Hand Tools; Henry R. Worthington of N.Y. manuf'r of Independent Condensers; Niles Tool Works of Hamilton, Ohio
manuf'r of Machine Tools; Buckeye Engine Co. of Salem, Ohio manuf'r of engines; The Garvin Machine Co. of N.Y. manuf'r of Machines & Machine Tools; Manning, Maxwell & Moore of N.Y.
manuf'r of Railway and Machinists' Tools & Supplies; Lexington Gear Works of Lex., Mass. makers of Gears; M.C. Bullock of Chicago, Ill. manuf'r of Bullock-Corliss Engines, Diamond Drills for
Prospecting, Band Friction Hoists & Mining Mach.; The Lane & Bodley Co. of Cin., Ohio manuf'r of Corliss Engines; G.S. Woolman of New York manuf'r of Drawing Instuments; The D. Frisbie Co. of
N.Y. manuf'r of Frisbie Friction Pulleys & Clutches; The Ball & Wood Co. of Elizabeth, N.J. manuf'r of Ball Automatic Cut-Off Engines; Lackawanna Lubricating Co. of Scranton, PA. manuf'r of
Grease Cups; The De Lamater Iron Works of N.Y. manuf'r of General Machinery; Henry Warden Manufacturer of Phil., PA. manuf'r of Atkinson Cycle Gas Engines; The Hilles & Jones Co. of
Wilmington, Del. manuf'r of Machine Tools; Bement, Miles & Co. of Phil., Pa. manuf'r of Metal-Working Mach. Tools; William Sellers & Co. of Phil., Pa. manuf'r of Machine Tolls for Working Iron &
Steel; The New Process Raw Hide Co. of Syracuse, N.Y manuf'r of Raw Hide Gears; Southwark Foundry & Machine Co. of Phil., Penn. manuf'r of Boileers, Steam Hammers, Blowing & Reversing
Engines, Centrifugal Pumps, Steam Pumps & Heavy Castings; The Norton & Jones Machine Tool Works of Plainville, Conn. manuf'r of Machine Tools & Special machinery; The Champion Blower
& Forge Co. of Lancaster, Pa.; J.D. wright & Sons of Brooklyn, N.Y.; The Cincinnati Milling Machine Co. of Cincinnati, O.; N.P. Bowsher of South Bend, Ind.; J.E. snyder of Worcester, Mass.; Edison
General Electric Company; American Gas Furnace Co. of N.Y.; Landis Bros. of Waynesboro, Pa.; Trump Bros. Machine Co. of Wilmington, Delaware; R.D. Nuttall & Co. of Allegheny, PA.; Giant
Key-Seater Co. of East Saginaw, Mich.; Light Drill Presses of Hartford, Conn.; J.E. Lonergan & Co. of Phila., Pa.; Harrison Safety Boiler Works of Phil., Pa.; T.M. Foote Regulator Co. of Boston;
Adriance Machine Works of Brooklyn, N.Y. manuf'r of Gang Slitters, Automatic Screw Machines and Double Seamers; Samuel C. Rogers & Co. of Buffalo; Alfred Box & Co. of Phila., Pa.; Van
Duzen Gas & Gasoline Engine Co. of Cincinnati, O.; Capitol Mfg. Co. of Chicago; M.T. Davidson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; The States Machine Co. of Newark, N.J.; L. & R. Wister & Co. of Phila., PA.; John
Royle & Sons of Paterson, N.J.; Penberthy Injector Co. of Detroit, Mich.; A.J. Wilkinson & Co. of Boston; William Jessop & Sons, L'd. of Sheffield, England; Crescent Steel Co. of pittsburgh, Pa.; .

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FOOT POWERED CHISEL MORTISER MORTICE
MORTICING MACHINE, FOOT POWERED
.,
wood and forged iron construction German
manufacture Verticle slotter
ca. 1840s-1890s
Above, an morticing machine machine identical to my
own except I have the springon mine.   My own is below.

From American Artifacts.com
A wood framed foot operated mortiser, 48 high with a
47 long table

Pics from American artifact, a great site to look at and maybe buy a machine.
I buy also do buy some machines from him but Iialso buy and collect much larger heaver
machines than he seems to.  This is a free ad Richard  lol.

A wood framed foot operated mortiser, 48" high with a 47" long table. The remains of a paper
label on the
frame reads "Kirhle Bros, Scale Manufacturers, Philad. Scale Works, established 1846, successors to
Abbott
& Co. and Bates, Dinmore & Co.". The illustration on this label is of a man operating a platform scale. A
hand decorated iron plate on front of the machine is marked "Kirhle Bros" in Pennsylvania Dutch style.
The chisel travel is 4 1/2". The chisel can be adjusted 2 1/2" front to back and pivoted 180 degrees.
The table can be adjusted approx. 9" up and down. The chisel rotating lever fits in a dovetail slide in the
chisel holder and can be removed to expose an access hole directly above the chisel for inserting a
pin to tap out the chisel. A large 1/4" coiled flat spring, 3" wide, is used to raise the chisel and a wood foot
treadle is used to drive the chisel. The machine is in good working order. I've used it, with great pleasure, to
cut the center mortises in several window stiles. One large wingnut has a broken ear, but all nuts and bolt
threads are in good condition and function well. The chisels are 1/2", 3/8", 5/16", 9/32". One of the 4
chisels has a chipped side wall, but all have sharp edges and function well.

Contact: Richard Van Vleck - Email: richard@americanartifacts.com

© 2006, American Artifacts, Taneytown, Maryland.

My machine below

ANTIQUE EARLY CHISEL MORTISER FOOT POWERED CHESTNUT
This is a nice original chisel mortiser in great shape all parts in tact even the hand forged wrenches. This is
made out of chestnut. There are some beetle boring action at the base of the mortiser it would have to be
wedged to be level if it were to be used as a mortiser. It is in working order. Hand forged steel components
included the coil that is pushed by the pedal at the base. The mortiser stands about 47 1/4" high. The bed is
47 1/2" long. There is about 11.5" of up and down travel. The chuck tapers from 5/8" to 3/8". The chuck
has in and out travel out to 3 1/4". You operate it by using your foot and pressing on the pedal it causes the
chuck to move up & down. It has a name plate on the front of the piece that I can not make out.factory tag
say,s looks like an R i r h l i B r o, s              from  Perkiomenville, between Allentown & Philadelphia.  
ANTIQUE EARLY CHISEL MORTISER MORTICE MORTICING MACHINE. FOOT POWERED
CHESTNUT WOOD FRAME.
Vintage Shop Equipment
Mortise & Tenon Machine
Used for making doors, windows, screens, etc.
There is no manufacturer's tag, but there is a name and dates that
are cast into the machine:

Jos O. Colladay  Phillada.

Pat’d Oct. 31 1882
Sept. 22, 1891
Overall depth 76”
Overall width 40” not including the drive shaft
Overall height 58”

There is no motor or drive system. Looking at the drive shaft (see
photos) it appears to have been set up to run from either a flat or
a "V" belt system.

This equipment is from a Southern Maine Carpentry Shop that was
set up in the 1890’s. All the equipment that we are listing from
this estate was used from circa 1910, up and through the 1970’s.
Some of the equipment was even run as late as 12-15 years ago.

I have hand turned the main shafts on all the equipment to verify
it is not seized, but that is the extent of the functionality testing
that has been done. All the major pieces of floor tools are sold as is
/ where is. (in other words – you gotta dissemble it and pick it up).

In most cases, I have photos that I have not used in the listing due
to space. If there is something specific you’d like to see, please
email me. This was a fully equipped shop that ran twenty
carpenters who built much of the area south of Portland. There are
lots of pieces of equipment, an extensive overhead pulley and belt
system – all to be listed and sold. (It just may take a few weeks to
get it all listed.)

I have pawed around the equipment, taken hundreds of
photographs in this shop and can probably answer most of your
questions – just ask. I imagine much of this equipment can still be
used for production, but what an addition to a collection or
museum!
JOS. O. Colladay Philada.
Tendoning machine.
Patented
oct 31 1882
Sept 22 1891
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