The customers' grandfather, who started his business in 1916, was a builder and also had a complete mill work shop. He and his employees used this and other machines in constructing barns in the early part of the last century.
"I have a listing on a website that you might find of interest. I detailed (with many pictures) the equipment in my grandfathers mill. Some of the equipment is from the 1800's. Unfortunately none of them work any more for the electric company made us allow them to remove the electric service (440 volts) for it was wired in the 1940's and probably very unsafe now."
Take the time to check out the photos of the wood working machines in this old building for they show what was used way back when!
With that I shall close this blog and wish you all the best, play safe, and God Bless!
Your 'Friend in Shavings'