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Its pre 1956 at the very least and could be as old as 1930's

Definitely a conversation piece rather than a user.
I found that sight already, but thanks for the info. All the images I have seen are not the model I currently have. The power switch is located differently and the name plate( manufacturer) is located in different spot. Stumped for sure , I will keep searching hopefully I stumble onto something.
 

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It might work, but I wouldnt use it unless I had insulated gloves on.
Seriously, thats a museum piece. dont trust your life to it.
All you need to do is install a new three prong cord. It's easy to find a place to attach the ground, green one for those that have never opened up an electrical device. That and a GFIC, as we all should be using and your good to go.
 

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Hey, My neighbor had one back in the 50s. He also had a big heavy T handled one that turned at about 9 RPM or so it seamed. It had a ton of torque but turned so slow that even with a self feed auger bit, it took forever to drill a hole in wood and even days to drill in steel, unless you drilled a really big pilot hole first. Then you'd need two men to hold the T handle.

Thank goodness for all the improvements in power tools especially cordless tools with keyless chucks. In my early cabinet shop days we had a couple of corded Makita 3/8 variable speed drills. They worked great for drilling and turning all the screws but we'd wear out the chucks in a mater of months.
 
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