Old Belt Sander Found at the Junk Yard

I was at my local junk (err, salvage) yard near here last week. Over the years I've found and bought some interesting stuff there. I've also made it a habit to bring old stuff that I don't want anymore. The place sort of reminds me of the old "Sandford & Son" TV show from the 70's. The old guy who runs the place knows me and always offers me cash for the stuff I bring, but I just give it to him. He often repays me by letting me have stuff I want for next to nothing, and often for free.

I spotted some more steel angle, probably from another old building that was torn down. I picked up about 5 pieces. Some 1/4" thick and some 1/2" thick. Mostly 3"x5" or 4"x4" angle between 4' and 8' long. He let me have it for nothing. I have been stockpiling steel for tools and machinery that I'm building. I was lifting up the last piece to carry to my car. It had to be the last piece because although it didn't fill the trunk completely, the steel was taxing my car's rear suspension. As I lifted it, I noticed something hidden underneath. I picked it up and went to find Mr.Jordan to offer him some money for this thing I found. Again, he just let me have it. Well, take a look at this old thing. It's the (main) part of an old 4"x36" belt sander. It's pretty hefty (ooops I forgot to weigh it) and really quite a simple design. I really like that. I'm going to sandblast it and paint and rebuilt it. The drums are beyond repair, but I think I can get some replacements either from Sears or Redmonds. This should be a fun small restoration project. Something I think I'm going to really enjoy. Check back later for more pictures.



top view again

underneath

numbers on the casting:
J29A

42212-103




underneath with the piece of wood removed
Written on plate:
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MODEL NUMBER 103.22360
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THROUGH ANY OF OUR RETAIL STORES
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