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As nobody has the full answer, it is a Stanley 292 1/2in Industrial plunge router. The yellow knob on top is used to tighten and release the collet, an internally threaded long tail type. That means it is a completely tool-less cutter change, but boy is that a slow process although as the tool was actually designed for continuous, repetitive production work where the cutter would be in until it wore out most often, so I doubt that taking three minutes to change a cutter would be much of an issue. Later on Stanley did make a version of this router which used a more conventional collet and nut arrangement and which was slightly cheaper. The plunge depth is about 50mm (2in) and it weighs-in at a thumping great 7,5kg (c. 16.5lbs) making it a real handful, although with all that weight it tends to stay put. In the USA it was around 1600 watts whilst the 240 volt ones we got over here with a slightly different motor were rated at about 1800 watts from memory. They were quite popular with caravan, mobile home and truck body builders I believe as Stanley's pilot plunge bits made doing window cut-outs in aluminium and composite boards straightforward. Manufactured from early 1970s (?) until just after the take-over by Bosch circa 1982/3 (when they would no doubt have been replaced by the Bosch 1611). That's about it other than to say that over here for some reason they painted the handles bright blue

Edit: And I nearly forgot - the answer to how to get the motor out of the base is that on the back side there is a single nylon locking screw near the top of the outer body which needs to be removed kin order to get that motor out
 
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