Never used either, but there may be a chance the Delta is still
American-made. The Oliver is made in Taiwan. None of it remains from
the original Oliver 12-incher. Sunhill bought the name (and color)
only. The castings to the original still belong to Eagle Machinery in
Grand Rapids, MI, which is the former Oliver.
Then again, you probably already knew that...
I am no collector, I buy for useage. Mine is a type 9 and 10 hybrid, it has a
10 frog receiver but no frog adjuster. I was able to get it for only $50, then
in_Katy restored it, new japanning and cherry tote and knob, Hock blade and cap
iron. Just for use though, no antique value. Sacrilege?
Alex - "newbie_neander" woodworker
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