Share your Magna memorabilia!

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Here is a page out of the Prices Section
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I thought you might enjoy this one which shows discontinued items. Most are from the Shopsmith Model 10's. The Motor Pulley Guard P/N 12 373 is the one John Burger has and the Undertable Saw Guard P/N 12 370 is the one I have. Not commonly found in catalogs from back then and hard to find.
Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E's S/N's 1076 & 1077 oldest ones I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. Others to be restored.
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Magna-Line Pulley Guard

Been searching for one of these for quite some time for my vintage Magna-Line dual stand restoration. The vintage version is very similar to the modern equivalent (very common on eBay), but also features the word “Magna” in that vintage script font.

This one will be getting a cleanup and paint job before being added to the stand.
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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edflorence wrote: Sun Aug 27, 2023 1:34 am Traveled all the way from "Down Under"...New South Wales in fact.
Ed - sorry I didn’t give you due credit for having the right answer on this!

There were some other Australian-branded items that came along with this too. Here are a couple that most of us who enjoy Model 10-ER’s are familiar with:
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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Sawsmith 9” Sanding Disc

Here’s one you don’t see every day! I picked up a Yuba (Goldie) Sawsmith today after winning it in an online estate auction (winning bid, $4…). It was a long trip for what turned out to be a pretty rough condition RAS, but the accessories made it more than worthwhile!

I had seen mention of these smaller sanding discs in some vintage price lists, but have never seen one - let alone an unused example in its original box. There are a few more goodies that I’ll share in a later post…
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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jpdalton wrote: Mon Sep 18, 2023 2:18 pm
Been searching for one of these for quite some time for my vintage Magna-Line dual stand restoration. The vintage version is very similar to the modern equivalent (very common on eBay), but also features the word “Magna” in that vintage script font.
Any idea how well those tools sold? The pulley stacks indicate that speed changes were done with belts but might have been less noisy than the Power Station. It could look attractive to someone who just wanted to use SPTs and didn't need table saw of drill press functions. Any idea how long those SPT mounting bases have been around? Do the ones on your stand have Magna emblems?
Ed from Rhode Island

510 PowerPro Double Tilt:Greenie PowerPro Drill Press:500 Sanding Shorty w/Belt&Strip Sanders
Super Sawsmith 2000:Scroll Saw w/Stand:Joint-Matic:Power Station:Power Stand:Bandsaw:Joiner:Jigsaw
1961 Goldie:1960 Sawsmith RAS:10ER
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edma194 wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 12:35 pm Any idea how long those SPT mounting bases have been around? Do the ones on your stand have Magna emblems?
Mine is one of the original Magna-Line stands, and those were first offered around 1956/1957. The SPTs are also vintage Greenie-era items, so do have Magna emblems.

Ed - will I see you in Dayton in a couple of weeks??
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This is still a work in progress - motor still missing, and pulleys and belts to be added. I’m probably going to add some pegboard to match the original accessory panels.
John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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jpdalton wrote: Sun Sep 24, 2023 3:28 pm Ed - will I see you in Dayton in a couple of weeks??
That's the plan. Flying in the morning of the 6th.
Ed from Rhode Island

510 PowerPro Double Tilt:Greenie PowerPro Drill Press:500 Sanding Shorty w/Belt&Strip Sanders
Super Sawsmith 2000:Scroll Saw w/Stand:Joint-Matic:Power Station:Power Stand:Bandsaw:Joiner:Jigsaw
1961 Goldie:1960 Sawsmith RAS:10ER
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chapmanruss wrote: Sun Aug 27, 2023 1:54 pm The second item is a third one of the Dealer's Confidential Information books I now have. In the picture below it is the one on the left and the earliest one I have. You will notice from left to right they come from Magna Engineering Corporation, Magna Power Tool Corporation and Shopsmith Inc.
Yuba Sawsmith Dealer Binder

Here’s yet another dealer binder - not in the nice 3-ring, hardcover format that the Magna-era info was in - but pretty good information just the same. I haven’t had the chance to give it a good looking over (came with my Sawsmith auction purchase last week), but should have a chance to scan the contents sometime soon…
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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John,

Nice find as yours seems to be specific to the Sawsmith.
Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E's S/N's 1076 & 1077 oldest ones I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. Others to be restored.
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For the 300th Post, I Present
The Shopsmith Trade Mark


So, thanks to all of you who have contributed, commented, or simply viewed the items featured in this thread. This is the 300th post to the thread - far exceeding my expectations from when I started it - and I’m offering something simple today: the humble Shopsmith trade mark logo.

In this case, it’s in an interesting format, however. If you were an independent hardware dealer selling Magna products back in the day, you might want to attract pedestrian traffic into the store, and this is a window decal you’d apply to the inside of your storefront window to pull in those potential buyers. Just like those decals we’d apply to plastic models as a kid - soak ‘em in water and slide ‘em into place!

EDIT: by the way, this decal would likely be dated from the late 1940s, as it shows the 10E-era Shopsmith logo containing the words “REG. TRADE MARK”. Around 1950, the logo was modified with the circled “R” to represent the status of the registered trademark.

Keep those submissions coming! Hope to see some of you in Dayton next week…
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263334 (functionally restored)
1954 Mark 5, S/N 263705 (restored/PowerPro)
c1959 Mark 2, S/N 81940 (undergoing restoration)
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