The best book of knots is The Ashley Book of Knots. 7000 drawings representing 3900 knots...
Press. Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Company. September, 1962.
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Mesta Machine Company double helical gear planer. West Homestead, PA. 1905/1925.
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Note it's secured with planer jacks and screws to a T-slotted base. This monster might have been driven from below! Sensible, open the gap, crane in a blank, close the gap and set to whittle away.
Unsure about the motor endbell visible to the left, certainly connected to shaft holding the gear.
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...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...
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