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Yet another B&S No. 2 surface grinder.

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Galane

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Picked this one up in Arizona. Brown & Sharpe No. 2 Surface Grinder. Serial number 9803. What's the approximate age? From reading other threads on various fora I know it's pretty far before WW2 and quite a ways after WW1.

Brown & Sharpe #2 grinder - a set on Flickr

Upon lifting the table off I was amazed at the condition of the ways, there's flaking/frosting the full length so that shouldn't need any attention beyond cleaning off the old dry oil and a bit of work with deep creep and steel wool to remove the little bit of light rust. Before it got put away who knows how many years ago it must have been drenched in oil.

Is there a site with a manual to download?
 

benmychree

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My serial nimber book says that 1932 is #9379, and 1935 is #10067; generally, they seem to make between 500 and 1,000 per year with a big jump during the war years. I assume these are starting numbers for the respective years. I have owned several of these, and like them; one thing I must stress is that if this is a plain bearing spindle, which it looks like, take great care to have the proper lubricator on it with the proper oil, or it will be damaged and fixing it is not easy; if it is a ball bearing spindle, no sweat.
ou can get a manual from a company that sells them online, ot keep an eye out on E Bay. I know I have at least one, and will check to see if I possibly have an extra copy; I am giving the machine I have to a friend (IF HE CAN EVER FIND A BARE SPOT ON HIS FLOOR) and now have a Micromaster, which is a nicer more accurate machine.
 

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I think the manual is available from machinerymanuals.com, I have only one, and also the drive belts are available from Wm. Sopko Co. I looked more closely at your pics, and this machine appears to have the ball bearing spindle. If you can't find a manual, I could have mine copied; they cover more parts and service than operations. John York york@napanet.net
 

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Congrats Galane on your new to you - B&S No.2... I'm over in Boise and acquired one last year, for which I still need to get the VFD mounted and wired. Not sure how you're set for a mag chuck but I have an extra B&S 6x18 perm mag chuck if you're interested...

Cheers!
Jeff Pfeifer
 
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