Peterson Products, Projects

Mr Pete and his brother had an enterprising side business of selling plaster patterns that could be cast for projects and the blueprints to go with them.  Some of the blueprints and casting instructions have survived and are being made available to anyone who wants them.  These are listed below.  To download the PDF document click the image to the left of the description.  I would like to extend a HUGE thank you to Mr. Lyle Peterson for sharing these with the rest of us.


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 Foundry Pattern Brochure

The foundry pattern brochure shows the available patterns that were available and some information about the related projects below.


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 Peterson Products Brochure

A two page PDF showing all of the Peterson Projects including teaching aids and foundry patterns.


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 Pattern Making and Casting Instruction

A page detailing how to mold and cast the project patterns.


Arbor PressArbor Press

10" High Arbor Press.


Band SanderBand Sander

13" High, Uses 1" x 42" abrasive belt.


Bench ViceBench Vice (3 1/2" Jaw)

3-1/2" Wide Jaw


C ClampC-Clamp

7" long.


Disc SanderDisc Sander

10" Disc.



This is a hand hacksaw frame project.


Large Drill Press ViceLarge Drill Press Vice

4" Wide Jaw.


Oscillating Steam EngineOscillating Steam Engine

A basic oscillating steam enghine.


Small Drill Press ViceSmall Drill Press Vice

2-3/8" Wide Jaw


Universal Motor BaseUniversal Motor Base

Used to convert salvaged appliance motors (which are often without bases) into useful shop motors.