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randyjaco

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This showed up on Craigslist this morning. It's a Canedy-Otto Number 24 bench drill press. The price was right, so it followed me home. I am guessing that it's about 90 years old and in amazing shape. The owner said that his grandfather owned and cobbled up a motor for it. The motor isn't that old. I sure wish that it had the original one.

Vintage Machinery didn't have much info on it. Does anyone here know anything about this model drill press? I am going to clean this one up and put it in a place of honor.
 

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Nice, Canedy-Otto made good stuff.

I find this in my 1924 Mc & Mc catalogue here if it's of any use to you. They were purveyors of general hardware and logging supplies here on the coast and are not significant to your machine other than contextual reference for the specifications and/or cost. Don't be alarmed at the price -- it's in Canadian dollars.... ;)

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-frank
 

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Randy that’s a real nice drill press.
Cheers
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Thanks guys. It's going to look a lot nicer in a couple of weeks. The design just appeals to me. I have never seen a small drill press with a miter (crown) gear drive before.
Randy
 

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That thing is beautiful!
Great find.
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That is one really nice little machine! It appears that the base plate was finished on a shaper.
 

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This showed up on Craigslist this morning. The motor isn't that old. I sure wish that it had the original one.
Randy--very good find--it didn't have an original motor--just the one that drove the line shaft---maybe you need to put a line shaft in your shop--I have several machines that were originally driven from a line shaft---Dave
 

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Yeah, that base plate was either done on a shaper or a horizontal milling machine. Very linear striations.
At this point the drill press is going to keep the electric motor. No more flat belts ;-)

Randy
 

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I love the old iron, so beautifully engineered and manufactured.
Good job on the build.
 

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Man! I just love old/vintage machines. No doubt new stuff has it's pro's, but they are not sexy to look at. 30's-40's deco inspired is just mind blowingly beautiful. Nice addition!
 
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Hi Randy, Guys,

Very nicely refurbished indeed. Good to see that someone appreciates old iron, that drill will still be going in another lifetime.
 

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Looks like a work of art.
 

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Wow, thats a great looking machine and you did a great job! That was an expensive piece back in the day...ran an inflation calculator and $90 in 1924 is $1326 in todays bucks!
 

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I've seen the big brother to yours a few times on CR for around $1000. I'd love to have one of those.
I want that wet grinder in the pic too.
 

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Wow, a nice find. I am pretty sure a friend of mine has one of those in his grandfather's old shop. It has a pretty distinctive look to it for sure. It would probably have followed me home too.
 
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