Sorry I was out-of-town last week but wanted to comment on the link Ron posted about the Mark 2.
The Tool-Hunter.com page Shopsmith Mark II (Mark 2) Information, History & Review
of the Mark 2 (not Mark II) is incorrect. The Mark 2 was introduced December of 1957 but the Mark 5 was introduced March of 1954. The Mark 2 could not have been used to help fund the Mark 5.
I have noticed that before too,
Not sure if Scott was referring to the 10ER
funding the development of the Mark 5, or if he meant the the Mark 2 funded the development of the Mark VII
. Either way the article is in error on that point.
10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,