This machine is simple, strong, and compact, and designed for the use of cotton factories, tool
and general machine and repair shops. It will perform all classes of gear cutting with great
accuracy and despatch.
It occupies a floor space of 24 x 48 inches, and weighs, when ready for shipment, about 900
It will cut every number to 100, every even number to 186, and has a very wide range of higher
It is furnished with all necessary change wheels, tables of division, wrenches, etc., one blank
arbor, with nut for withdrawing same, and an adjustable rim rest. Two driving pulleys are furnished
with each machine, thus allowing one change of speed.
It will cut spur, bevel, and worm wheels to 32 inches diameter by 8 inches face, up to 6 diametral
pitch, in steel, iron, brass, or wood, and is especially effective on all sizes under 15 inches.
It may be set at any desired angle for bevel gears by an accurately graduated arc, and has a
graduated adjustment either side of the vertical, so that it may be easily set for cutting wheels to
be operated by worms of almost any pitch; also for trimming the sides of bevel gear teeth, when
set over at any angle. The cutter may be adjusted to the centre, or half an inch either side if
The cutter is fed through the blank by hand, as shown, -a method necessary by reason of the low
price of the machine, and also one by which the largest amount of work (particularly of light
work). may be accomplished.
The countershaft should make about 275 revolutions. Pulleys are 7 inches diameter by 2-3/4 face.
It is thoroughly well made throughout, and is a complete and very convenient machine, with all
the adjustments required in m
Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$275.00
My Winton gear cutting
machine ca 1895 to 1920
I have two one ornate a bit
1890s. I have one larger and
plain but complete.
Engineering drawings of a Brown and Sharpe #13H B&S #13H Bevel gear cutting
machine. My machine according to serial number was mfg. apx. 1928
Foot powered Grindstone.
Flat belt pedistal grinder in
Hand mill I Adapted
to machine and index
Wheelwrights wheel rivet
drilling and rivet pressing
machine? Low cost post
mounted dLill press?
Unkown Steam engine
possibly an automotive
The Giant keyseater machine. Mine
looks just like this but a bit more rusty.
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A trailer load of Mass.
machine History saved
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FOOT POWERED CHISEL MORTISER MORTICE MORTICING
Wood and hand forged iron construction German
manufacture Verticle slotter mortice morticing
machine ca. 1840s-1890s
Above, an Morticing machine machine identical to my own except
I have the spring on mine. My own is the below pics.
Below Info and pics are From AmericanArtifacts.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: firstname.lastname@example.org
© 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.
ridge brow circ
2004 from NY
saddle and heavy
weight hanging from
it. Mfd about 1870's
This Similar German
article in 1920_American
American Machinist milling
Machine like the one I
bought in Plymouth Mich.