Old Delta bandsaw questions

I'm overhauling this old 14" bandsaw and was wondering if I could get a little help on a few things.
First of all, I'm trying to figure out the model # for this saw and approximate date of manufacture. I'd like to get a manual for it, plus I'm just curious. You can barely see from the rusted logo plate that it's a Milwaukee Delta.
The serial is 23-4095. I called Delta and that serial number corresponds to a tablesaw made in 1965, so something's off. I've searched around on groups.google.com and it looks pretty similar to other saws dated late 40's or early 50's. Some of the casting numbers are LBS 193, LBS 194, etc, if that helps.
I put up some pics at: http://www.toolboy.net/bandsaw/bandsaw.htm
It's been repainted at some point, the original color is grey.
It has a step pulley arrangement and gearbox set up for multiple speeds, but as it's set up now there's just a belt going from the motor to the drive shaft of the lower wheel. The gear inside the saw on the drive shaft seems to be loose side to side on the shaft, though it turns with the shaft. This is pictured at the above link. I can't really see up inside to see how it's fastened on, I assume some sort of hex key. I'm guessing I can knock that shaft out and remove one or both bearings, but I don't know the proper procedure for getting that out, which way it's supposed to come out, etc... I don't want to go ruining anything by trying to force it out. Even though I'll probably not use the multi-speed option, I hate for that gear to be loose on the shaft.
This has been a fun project working on this. I don't own the saw. I'm the middleman between a guy with this bandsaw and no shop space, and a guy with some shop space and no bandsaw... I'm the guy with no shop space, nor a bandsaw, so this works out pretty nicely that I get to use both. The saw's been sitting in a shed for some years, and had old wasp nests in it, clumps of dirt everywhere, surface rust, etc, so I'm pretty much doing a complete overhaul, taking apart anything that can be taken apart. I've got the Duginske book so I'll get it all set up according to that with new tires, cool blocks, etc...
Thanks, Jonathan
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Shoot, I may have found most of the answers to my questions... The other day when I was working on this saw, the old woodworking machines website ( http://www.owwm.com ) was not working, I figured it must be no more, but it was apparently just temporarily down that day. From the serial number, looks like it was made in 1943. I downloaded a 1946 manual, which looks nearly exactly like what I've been working on.
Jonathan
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

Site Timeline

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.