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    Chicago for sure, Craig!

    MILECO was apparently an early auto brake manufacturer, and probably absorbed.

    Or whatever they called it in Chicago....

    ....Cotten
    PS: Ebay led me to this "Marathon L. J. Miley" riveter, and now I can figure out the bottom apparatus, if I ever retrieve it from storage.
    Anybody got a motor for one? Thanks in advance,..

    PPS: Gasp! It wasn't really Ebay, it was Pinterest.
    (I avoid 'platforms' like Pinterest, but now they got my cookies dammit!)
    Yet now I know it was a "radius dresser".

    Arcing linings? (Please reply with a new topic header!)
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    Cotton; Here is a couple of pics of the motor on mine. The motor is an Emerson, 1/4 H.P., 115 volts, 60 cycle, 1725 rpm, style 1571, 3.0 amp.
    Hope this helps your search. Craig
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    Thanks,Craig!

    Is that some sort of abrasive cylinder amid those vertical posts?
    Its been at least two decades since I looked at it...

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    Yes. It's a drum sander to grind the radius on your linings, after you replace the linings on your shoes. With the old asbestos linings it probably led to health issues with user and anyone close.
    Craig

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    Health hazard no doubt, Craig!

    That's just another reason I never refurbished this AAMCO (attached), but its still around here somewhere.
    (It at least had a dust bag. Maybe.)

    I'm really curious how the verticals on your machine were used to gauge the arc?

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    Cotten; The center knob moves the verticals toward and away from the drum. You loosen the wing nut and swing the rollers in and out. I'm not sure if there was a guide for the different radius's. Maybe Chicago Rivet has more info on it. They still take these old machines in for repair!
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    Picked this up. Still need some upper tooling for it. If anybody has one I could borrow to make a copy or purchase I would appreciate it.





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    Len!

    Any idea what diameter the setting "ram" would be?
    My previous attachment of a 'star' setter shows poorly how the middle portion has a shoulder to press upon, and a "bayonet" relief cut above the shoulder to retain it.

    Other makes may well fit, since it was 'licensed'; Can you carve a wooden dowel to cram and twist into it for clues?

    ....Cotten
    It appears my Harbor Freight sheetmetal punch (looks a lot like a 'Pony') is doomed to become a riveter, since replacements for the dies are unobtainium. At least it paid for itself...
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    There are some tooling close by at Industrial Brake. The owner has a drawer full but he won't let me borrow one to make a copy. I was lucky that he let me take pictures.













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    A lot simpler to make than mine, Len!

    I suspect the short taper at the top secures it into the machine.

    Got a lathe?

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