Share your Magna memorabilia!

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Magna Owner’s Club ID Card

It’s 1965, and you just bought yourself a brand new Mark VII or Sawsmith RAS. Congratulations! So what now…?!

Join the MAGNA OWNER’S CLUB, of course!

Maybe this is what they called a Facebook group back in the Johnson Administration??
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1952 10ER, S/N 51721 (restored as dedicated drill press)
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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March 15 1982
March 15 1982
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Special  miter gauge how to
Special miter gauge how to
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Very clever advertising
Very clever advertising
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10 cents for advertising
10 cents for advertising
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A letter from the president
A letter from the president
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I wanted to show some of my advertisement
Dale
1992 Mark V with 510 upgrades All SPT Machine in black II
1950 #24616 10 E Demo All Parts and extras used as drill press. Teresa
1951 #45246 10 ER SS Refurbished Shelly + Brent
Early 1951 #47982 10 ER SS Refurbished
Late 1951 #53316 10 ER SS Refurbished
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Dale,

Some nice examples of old printed materials. Some I have others I do not. I am not sure if I have a printed copy (do have a PDF) of the Special Miter Gauge instructions, but I do have at least one of the Special Miter Gauge for my Model 10's. Fun to see some of the old advertising.
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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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DOWeaver wrote: Wed Nov 22, 2023 4:49 pm I wanted to show some of my advertisement
Dale - thanks for sharing, and contributing to the thread!

Do you have a picture you could share of the back of the Special Miter Gauge sheet? I haven’t seen that version, and I’m curious if that came from Magna American Corporation, or Shopsmith, Inc.?

Also, if you haven’t seen the source of your “letter from the president”, it came from the packet shipped with the 10-ER speed selector dial:
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John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1952 10ER, S/N 51721 (restored as dedicated drill press)
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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I would say ss from 1976
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I do not know for sure but bulletin 513110- 1/76 ? I could be wrong
Dale
1992 Mark V with 510 upgrades All SPT Machine in black II
1950 #24616 10 E Demo All Parts and extras used as drill press. Teresa
1951 #45246 10 ER SS Refurbished Shelly + Brent
Early 1951 #47982 10 ER SS Refurbished
Late 1951 #53316 10 ER SS Refurbished
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DOWeaver wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:59 am I would say ss from 1976
I would agree! There was a period after Shopsmith, Inc resurrected the brand in 1972 that they were still actively supporting the old Model 10-E/ER machines with items like this. I think the timeline for end of support was about the time they ran out of most parts necessary to continue support of that older platform!
John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1952 10ER, S/N 51721 (restored as dedicated drill press)
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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Putting a Face to the Name: The Other Magna Authors

A lot of us are familiar with the 10-part Woodworking Course that was first created in 1956, and helped users adopt the revolutionary Mark 5.
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We may also be familiar with the fact that it was penned by a San Jose State College Industrial Arts professor named Benjamin Spaulding. Did you ever wonder what Professor Spaulding looked like??

Well, thanks to the research of Facebook contributor, Stephen Draper, we have this page from the college’s 1941 yearbook:
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I zoomed in a little more closely, and noticed an adjacent picture of his department head, Dr. Heber Sotzin.
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Then I remembered having seen his name before as well:
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This is a rarely seen booklet from the Model 10-ER days, promoting the use of the Shopsmith for Industrial Arts education. The early Magna team clearly had a great deal of respect for the Industrial Arts program at San Jose State, and the people who ran it!
John Dalton
Massachusetts
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1948 10E, S/N 5052 (restored)
1950 10ER, S/N 26473 (restored)
1952 10ER, S/N 51721 (restored as dedicated drill press)
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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Or perhaps a matter of geography?
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Imagine a college/university today having an industrial arts department. Headed by a PhD no less. Or an engineering graphics (drafting) department.

And "Librarianship"! Even Ivy League schools had such departments.

All deemed important subjects years ago, but now discarded by modern Western academia. What could go wrong?
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At least it WILL eliminate book burning!

Anyone else recall the 'library' in "the time machine".
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Goldie(Bought New SN 377425)/4" jointer/6" beltsander/12" planer/stripsander/bandsaw/powerstation /Scroll saw/Jig saw /Craftsman 10" ras/Craftsman 6" thicknessplaner/ Dayton10"tablesaw(restoredfromneighborstrashpile)/ Mark VII restoration in 'progress'/ 10
E[/size](SN E3779) restoration in progress, a 510 on the back burner and a growing pile of items to be eventually returned to useful life. - aka Red Grange
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