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Re: Serial number lookup

#262415 by chapmanruss » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:46 pm

bainin said
Just looked at mine out of curiosity.

51-001381

I guess this puts me in roughly Feb 1986 timeframe.

The 3 months Jan/Feb/Mar 96 not being assigned, but using the Apr start # 2291
and a total of 90 days (Jan-Mar) minus weekends (22 days) means they were producing on average 33 units per day. Does that seem reasonable?

That is probably as good of a guess as any. The Mark V 510 (and the now almost forgotten 505) were introduced in 1985 but I do not know in what month or the starting serial number.

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Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Serial number lookup

#262417 by thunderbirdbat » Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:35 pm

chapmanruss wrote:That is probably as good of a guess as any. The Mark V 510 (and the now almost forgotten 505) were introduced in 1985 but I do not know in what month or the starting serial number.


Also, how long after the introduction of the 505/510 was the 500 still made and sold? Today the 510, 520 and Mk 7 are all available for purchase new from SS.

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1998 510 upgraded to a 520, upgraded to power pro with double tilt and lift assist.
1998 bandsaw
2016 beltsander
jointer
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Re: Serial number lookup

#262431 by chapmanruss » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:16 pm

Brenda asked,
Also, how long after the introduction of the 505/510 was the 500 still made and sold? Today the 510, 520 and Mk 7 are all available for purchase new from SS.
That is a question I have not found out the answer to yet. The 500 and 505 were discontinued after the 520 came out but I have to research when that was. I need to spend some time looking at old catalogs to find when they were no longer included. I hope I have the right catalogs to find that out. Of course, if anybody else knows when, let us know.

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Russ

Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re:Serial number lookup

#263341 by Nyth63 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:35 pm

reible wrote:Hi,

At some point (in the 50's) a company called Yuba Power Products acquired Magna Engineering.

Yuba then sold it to a group of employees who created the Magna American Corp. They moved sometime around 1964. That company ended on 31 Dec 1966.

Ed

It appears that Yuba aquired Magna in March 1958:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3661051 ... res_magna/

They sold it to the employee group just over three years later in June 1961:

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3661112 ... lls_magna/
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jointer, band saw, belt sander, jig saw, scroll saw, & mounted planer
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Re: Serial number lookup

#263359 by chapmanruss » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:08 pm

Kenn,
Thanks for the links to the newspaper articles. It is always nice to see documentation from the time it happened to confirm what we know or think we know about the history of the Shopsmith. The March 1958 article did not mention that Yuba Consolidated Industries also purchased another company that they merged with Magna to become Yuba Power Products and made the Yard Smith Power garden tools too.

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Russ

Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Serial number lookup

#263882 by Nyth63 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:52 am

I am guessing that you are referring to Weber Products. They bought them two months after buying Magna.

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3766521 ... _products/

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/3766540 ... alifornia/

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10ER, '60 greenie, Mark VII
jointer, band saw, belt sander, jig saw, scroll saw, & mounted planer
- Kenn

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Re: Serial number lookup

#263891 by chapmanruss » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:40 am

Yes, I was referring to Weber Products.

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Russ

Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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