surface grinder from "Robot Machinery Co" New York

We at the Minnesota Transportation Museum just got a free surface grinder donated to us , unfortunately it came in a bunch of boxes. We have no idea what it should look like, so we don't know how to put it together.

It is from "Robot Machinery Co new York, no model number, can anybody shed any light on this piece of machinery, a picture from a manual perhaps.

Thanks in advance, Jack

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Jack Lai
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Courtesy Google image search, though I can't get the page it finds that's supposed to have this image to load properly - any of those look like your parts? I can't quite see if it's really the right name on the machine.

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+++++++ Smithsonian Institution has trade catalogs in their library:

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Author:  Robot Machine Corporation Title:  [Trade catalogs on Robot surface grinder ... ] Publisher:  Brooklyn, N.Y. : Robot Machine Corp., [194-?]- Description:  v. : ill. Notes:  Trade literature. Includes catalog issued by: Robot Machinery Company (earlier name). Includes specifications. Local Note:  Shelving location: Robot Machine Corporation ; Robot Machinery Company. Subject:  Grinding machines -- Catalogs. Textile machinery -- Catalogs. Genre:  Trade catalogs. Added Author:  Robot Machinery Company Catalog Source No.:  (OCoLC)ocm38576372

+++++++ Henry Ford museum does as well - bit closer to MN. The Robot surface grinder. by Robot Machine Corporation. Publisher:  Brooklyn, N.Y. : The Company, [ca.1940]. Quantity/Description:  [6] p. : ill. ; 28 cm. Subjects:  Grinding machines Subjects (Local):  Brooklyn, N.Y. Local Note:  Accession no. 92.35.231.


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There's a number of folks on this NG that live close. If you need help, I'd be glad to stop by. A couple of my machines could be moved from my museum to yours.

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Karl Townsend


The picture looks similar to the parts/machine we got, but I need assembly drawing for all the parts so we can put it back together. I'll try the Smithsonian.

Thanks, Jack

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Jack Lai

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