The ER10 hasn't seen a lot of TLC over the past couple years. She's lived outside, uncovered. Fortunately, not much rain here in San Diego but as you can see in the pics below, if it's made of steel, it's heavily rusted. I see the electrolysis bath discussed on the first couple pages of my Greenie restoration thread being fired up real soon.
Based on the serial number SN 72883 and a post I found by Nick that talked about the history of the ER10, my best guess estimate for year of manufacture is around 1952-53. I haven't researched the year any further at this point. Maybe the ShopSmith ER10 User Group at the YAHOO GROUPS site has more specific info. I joined the group yesterday but am still awaiting my membership approval by the group owner before I can access.
The ER came with these accessories. I think I have everything but don't know for sure. There was no bandsaw but that probably wasn't a standard accessory. Oddly, there is a broken 1/2 donut piece in the second picture that I don't know where it came from. It looks like all the pieces both on and off the machine are complete. If anyone knows what it goes to, let me know.
The plate on the motor says that it's only 1/2 HP. From what I've been reading in this forum regarding ripping issues causing the Mark 5's with the 3/4 HP motor to bog down, I guess I shouldn't expect too much from this machine in that area.
I'll keep you guys posted on my progress on this thing. If all goes well, I should have it looking close to this onewhen I get done (minus the chrome).
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Sunny San Diego
Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 309828, Born Oct '55, Acquired Feb '09, Born Again May '09
Mark 5 Jigsaw SN 65001, Born Aug '55
Mark 5 "Greenie" SN 287942, Born Dec '54, Acquired Oct '09. Came with Magna Eng. Jointer SN 17792, Born Jun '54, awaiting restoration
ER10 - SN 72883, Born ~Sep '52, Acquired Apr '09, Restoration started Jun '09, Born Again Jan '10
ER jigsaw, awaiting restoration
Pro Planer SN??, Born ?, Acquired Mar '10