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1959 Greenie!

#255436 by agleason » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:41 pm

Hello All

although I am not a regular poster on the forum I wanted to share a great old Greenie I scored. I have a 50th anniversary MK V 520 that I LOVE! I always thought how cool it would be to have a Greenie and in the back of my mind I thought if I could find one locally that is affordable. I saw one on Ebay last week about 3 hours away and purchased it.I bought it from the original owner who is now in assisted living. His son met me at the storage location and filled me in on the history of the old SS. His father bought it new in the very early sixties and he believed the unit is a 59 model. He stated his dad used it little and it had been in that storage unit for more than 30 years. It's missing a few items but is overall in great condition! I will post more pictures after I clean it up tonight. I'm not sure what to do with it now that I have it. Make a shorty sanding station? A Shop Deputy? Thoughts?

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50th Anniversary Mark V Model 520
Bandsaw, Jointer, Beltsander

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255437 by rpd » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:02 pm

Looks in great shape. Set it up as a dedicated drill press. Use as a spare when your 520 is set up for a specific operation and you need to do something else, someone posted recently that they used their spare one as an outfeed table for sawing operations. I am sure you will find many uses now that that is an option. :)

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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,

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255438 by chapmanruss » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:04 pm

Your Greenie was made in December of 1959. Of course it is your to do with as you please but I would keep it original. Making it a shorty means you may never be able to go back to being original. The bench tubes on the Greenie were 1-7/8" diameter not 1-3/4" as all later Mark 5's are. With that the base and headrest castings are different too. Later you may find it harder to get full length tubes to replace the cut bench tubes. If space is not a problem keep it original and you can still use it as a sanding station it will just be a little longer. Plus you will have two full size machines to use on projects.

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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: 1959 Greenie!

#255442 by agleason » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Thanks so much for the suggestions. I really don't want to alter this beautiful machine, but space is definitely an issue. Squeezing another full size in may be a problem. Time will tell. Here are few more pictures...ImageImage

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255447 by agleason » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 pm

More pictures of a much cleaner Greenie!ImageImageImage

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255449 by jsburger » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:28 pm

That is very very nice. I would not alter it in any way.

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255452 by JPG » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:20 pm

Having a Goldie carriage places it in the the transition period between Greenies and Goldies so 59 makes sense.

I assume the vent plate says Yuba Power Products.

If you want to make it a shorty, get a set of tubes and store the originals.

A 1 3/4" bench tube will fit and the only difference will be the bench tube spacing will increase by 1/8"(typically not a problem - especially with a shorty).

Do not overlook the possibility of mounting the end castings on the wall vertically to create a fixed drill press.

Geez she looks purty fer her age.

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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'/ 10E(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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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255489 by agleason » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:27 pm

JPG wrote:Having a Goldie carriage places it in the the transition period between Greenies and Goldies so 59 makes sense.

I assume the vent plate says Yuba Power Products.



It may be one of the last Greenies produced, December 1959 should have been the end. It does have Yuba Power Products on the vent plate.

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255490 by agleason » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:30 pm

According to the serial number chart there were 600 more produced after this one.

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50th Anniversary Mark V Model 520
Bandsaw, Jointer, Beltsander

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Re: 1959 Greenie!

#255492 by chapmanruss » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:51 pm

Greenies were still being made into 1960. S/N 363155 is a Greenie and was made in February 1960. I do not know which month they changed to Goldies but it was by May. I do wonder about the Goldie carriage. Was it replaced later, was it painted or did it originally come that way? We may never know for sure. To me the "gold" color looks different than the "Gold" color used on the Goldies when I compare it to the before pictures of the one I restored. Is the gold paint hammered finish?

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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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