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10e serial numbers

#51336 by cg6380 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:03 am

Good morning & hello.

I bought a 10e ( sn# 12910 ) at a flea market & am wondering how old it is. I's in nice condition and appears complete. So far I've only been able to find serial numbers for the V series.

From what I gather it's about 60 years old, but it would be nice to know for certain when it was built.

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#51339 by heathicus » Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:25 am

cg6380 wrote:Good morning & hello.

I bought a 10e ( sn# 12910 ) at a flea market & am wondering how old it is. I's in nice condition and appears complete. So far I've only been able to find serial numbers for the V series.

From what I gather it's about 60 years old, but it would be nice to know for certain when it was built.


The 10E was introduced in late 1947. It was updated to the 10ER in 1949. That would put yours as being born in 1948. Amazing, isn't it?

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#51343 by cg6380 » Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:55 pm

"That would put yours as being born in 1948. Amazing, isn't it?"



Wow ! Thank you. Built like a tank is an understatement.

What really amazes me is the condition it's in for such an old unit. Although the motor has been replaced the finish looks original with only a few scuffs.

It sure was an exciting 100 mile ride home since I had to redistribute the parts to keep it from bottoming out the car's rear end. Not that it was the only thing stuffed into the Sable. :D Next road trip I'm taking the truck

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#51344 by heathicus » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:45 pm

Welcome to the addiction, cg6380!

Here's a few sources of additional information for you:

Shopsmith 10ER Yahoo User Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Shopsmith10ERusers/

Shopsmith document archive at Old Woodworking Machines:
http://www.owwm.com/mfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=338&tab=3

Shopsmith 10ER document archive at gmail:
Go to http://www.gmail.com and login with the following:
login: 10erusers
pass: castiron
PLEASE DON'T DELETE ANYTHING

Shopsmith User Group:
http://www.ssug.org

Shopsmith Owners Yahoo Group:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SS_owners/

Post some pictures for us. And have fun!

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Heath
Central Louisiana
-10ER - SN 13927, Born 1949, Acquired October 2008, Restored November, 2008
-10ER - SN 35630, Born 1950, Acquired April 2009, Restored May 2009, A34 Jigsaw
-Mark V - SN 212052, Born 1986, Acquired Sept 2009, Restored March 2010, Bandsaw
-10ER - SN 39722, Born 1950, Acquired March 2011, awaiting restoration

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#51364 by JPG » Thu Nov 12, 2009 7:20 pm

cg6380 wrote:" Although the motor has been replaced the
cg6380 wrote:finish looks original with only a few scuffs.

A picture(color) would be appreciated by some folks here!

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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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#51409 by cg6380 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:56 am

"A picture(color) would be appreciated by some folks here!"


Don't own a digital camera but will see if I can borrow one this weekend.

The paint appears to be the original 'pale green'.

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#51410 by heathicus » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:56 am

cg6380 wrote:"A picture(color) would be appreciated by some folks here!"


Don't own a digital camera but will see if I can borrow one this weekend.

The paint appears to be the original 'pale green'.


I don't think pale green was ever a factory color. The Model 10E/ER machines were a bluish gray (grayish blue?) color from the factory. Someone else must have painted it the pale green, but maybe they took their time and did a good job. My two 10ER machines had both been re-painted green, but were quite sloppy paint jobs.

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Heath
Central Louisiana
-10ER - SN 13927, Born 1949, Acquired October 2008, Restored November, 2008
-10ER - SN 35630, Born 1950, Acquired April 2009, Restored May 2009, A34 Jigsaw
-Mark V - SN 212052, Born 1986, Acquired Sept 2009, Restored March 2010, Bandsaw
-10ER - SN 39722, Born 1950, Acquired March 2011, awaiting restoration

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#51415 by cg6380 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:22 pm

"I don't think pale green was ever a factory color. The Model 10E/ER machines were a bluish gray (grayish blue?) color from the factory. Someone else must have painted it the pale green, but maybe they took their time and did a good job. My two 10ER machines had both been re-painted green, but were quite sloppy paint jobs."


One of the parts (104-6R) has this blue/grey color so that is correct and I was mistaken about it being the original finish. I jumped to that conclusion b/c the apparent age and hue of the green reminds me of a vintage color.

Appreciate the correction. Still waiting for the Yahoo Grouip authorization.

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#51417 by mickyd » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:54 pm

cg6380 wrote:Good morning & hello.

I bought a 10e ( sn# 12910 ) at a flea market & am wondering how old it is. I's in nice condition and appears complete. So far I've only been able to find serial numbers for the V series.

From what I gather it's about 60 years old, but it would be nice to know for certain when it was built.


Welcome to the group. Your officially part of an increasing group of ER owners here. Good luck with your machine.

Posting suggestion for you.....when you want to reply to someones post and include their text, first press the "Quote" button at the bottom of their post, then leave their text enclosed in the brackets. That will allow their user name and quote to show up in the white box when you submit your post.

It will look like what is shown below when your replying. I have to intentionally misspell the word "quote" here as "quotte" so you see what I mean. If I didn't, it would show up in a white box and you wouldn't be able to see the meat of it.

[quotte=cg6380]Good morning & hello.........[/quotte]
You then enter your text below it.

Give it a try.

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Mike
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

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Re: 10e serial numbers

#259421 by smle303 » Mon May 06, 2019 12:34 am

congrats on your machine...I just inherited a Shopsmith S/N 2988(It was my Grandfather's so has now been in the family for 3 generations, but not sure on exact age). needs some replacement parts for the lathe(the live spur) and the drill press(the chuck) and I have no Idea where to begin..but otherwise all in good working order and will see a lot more use

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