Wysong & Miles 289 Edge sander
An earlier model, non-oscillating machine, probably from the 1930’s.
40″ Platen and a 50″ Table
Nice cast iron base with a closet in the back for storing the dead-heads.
Yes, they are the wooden blocks with the graphite covering you see in the pictures.
On standard edge sanders, a rubber covered idle roll is installed.
They are usually between 4″ and 5″ in diameter.
Machine has an assortment of different dead-heads for more accurate inside radius sanding.
They perform just as well as a roll.
You could refit the machine back to an idle roll if you want to.
Anyway, it has a 3 HP, 440 Volt, 3 phase motor on it now, but could easily be changesd out.
I have some 220 Volt motors you could choose from.