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Vintage Machine Restoration & Repair (Moorpark)

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Remember that rusty old drill press, table saw, or band saw that you got from your Dad/uncle that has been sitting in the back of the shop gathering dust?

U.S. - made machinery from the '30s through '70s were produced by an industrial infrastructure we will never see the like of again. Technology, availability of materials, industrial design and pride of craftsmanship all combined during that period to produce tools that were far superior to most tools today.

For example; In 1957 Sears offered a bench-top drill press made by the King-Seeley corporation under the Craftsman marque. At that time The Model 100 sold for a whopping $97.00 - (without the motor) - Sounds like a great deal, doesn't it? Well.... In 2024 dollars, that $97 equates to.....$1078.16.

Let that sink in.... To get the equivalent machine today you'd have to spend over a thousand dollars...

Without the motor.

So before you call the scrap-guy and replace that old rusty drill press with something that can be sold for $200 AFTER being shipped from China, give me a call.

I restore those great old machines... Because they deserve it!

These photos show a few of the machines that have come through the shop.

Please note - ALL of the machines pictured have either been sold, or are restorations I've done for clients. NONE are currently available.

That being said, I do keep rebuildable cores on hand for clients that don't already own a machine so if you're looking for something along these lines by all means in touch. I may have, or be able to help you find, what you're looking for.

For more information visit; www.IronAgeEnterprises.com

Atlas, Buffalo Forge, Canedy-Otto, Craftsman, Companion, Delta, Dunlap, Duro, Homecraft, King-Seeley, Powr-Kraft, Walker Turner,

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