Whatcha got there is a late 20's/early 30's Delta Model No.
385 (No. 386 if it has the aluminum wheel guards/they were
an option). Interestingly enough this saw was not made by
Delta but was made by Hesston & Anderson (Blue Star
Products) out of Fairfield, Iowa.
It in no way compares to later Delta band saws. Not saying
it's a piece-o-crap, just that it's rather limited. The
wheels run on bronze bearings, the table is stamped steel,
the guides aren't the best and good luck finding parts 'n
On the other hand, this saw is/was the first band saw sold
by Delta and is something of a collectors item if you can
find the right collector.
Sadly there are none shown on the OWWM site. I have some
pictures here of the two that I've owned though they aren't
very revealing much beyond, "Hey!, that looks just like the
one I was looking at".
The mortiser was/is a Model No. 458. Delta made these up
and strapped them to just about every machine the made at
the time. These are pretty rare and quite frankly kinda