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Vintage Woodworking Machinery
Dana M. Batory
In both volumes the author provides a history of each manufacturer, as well as a
description of the evolution of its product lines over the years. Accompanying these fascinating
histories are numerous beautiful illustrations reflecting each company’s range of products,
along with specifications and descriptions, taken from the catalogs of the period.
In addition, these books provide invaluable information to collectors and users on buying
and restoring old machines. This is a mine of information about old woodworking machines
and the companies that made them.

Vintage Woodworking Machinery, An Illustrated Guide to Four Manufacturers by Dana M. Batory
Volume I
Here, for the first time, is a guide to four of the major woodworking machinery manufacturers: Fay & Egan, Yates-American, Defiance, and Oliver. Leaders in their field throughout the world, their products were used in all walks of life from lumber mills to furniture factories, from schools to arsenals, from shipyards to bakeries.
145 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 1997
Order Number: AP751............$21.95

Vintage Woodworking Machinery, Volume Two by Dana M. Batory
Volume II
Here is the second volume in Dana Batory’s series
of guides to the major woodworking machinery manufacturers of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Covered in this volume are Parks Machine Co.,
the Boice-Crane Co., Baxter D. Whitney & Son,
and Crescent Machine Co.
208 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2004
Order Number: AP197...........$29.00
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