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#1 posted 03-11-2014 05:27 AM is the source for info on old N. American machines.

My machine was imported by a Los Angeles dealer and outfitted
with a motor they badged. I’ve seen their badge before and
I think they were in St. Louis too so they were selling imported
machines all over the country pre-ww2. This was a golden
age of big American iron so my guess is, considering the
basic fence of my jointer, that the imports must have
been delivering more machine for the money in some way.

If you crawl under the tables you may find part number
markings there from the foundry. Fay & Egan had a complex
history but was consolidated at some point and better
documented after that.

You might acquire the Dana Batory book that covers Fay
& Egan… or send the guy a picture and ask him what
he thinks.

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