I ended up dragging another old machine home today. I found this on Craigslist about two weeks ago. Due to work, a weekend of camping, an extended power failure, and several days out of town for work this past week, I didn't get a chance to go look until this weekend. I was surprised to learn it was still available when I contacted the seller this weekend. The seller didn't seem to know a whole lot about it but since it wasn't too far, I went to take a look. I ended up paying $275 including a motor and an Allen Bradley manual starter that had been used with it before. Everything moves freely and the feel rollers turn when the cutter head is spun. The knives are even in good shape. I do plan to do a full teardown before putting it to use.
The story that came with it is that the guy I bought it from bought it about 5 years ago from a retired gentleman who had made glass crates for Libbey-Owens-Ford glass company in Toledo. When he bought it it was in the guys basement on an old wood stand. Supposedly he was the original owner and bought it in the 70's. I'm not sure I believe that date due to the brass tag that reads "Sold By The Freeman Supply Company Toledo, Ohio" which looks a lot more than 35-ish years old. The serial number is illegible if it was ever there to start with.
The motor is the largest 1HP motor I've ever seen. It was made by the King-Wyse company in Archbold, Ohio. The only thing I found on King Wyse is that they made agriculture equipment--and that there was a King who married a Wyse in Archbold and had a number of children. I haven't fired up the motor but it supposedly worked 5 years ago.