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Today I am taking a closer look at a bench drill press made by Alfa Machine Corporation ASR. Who were they? No idea! I can't find any history on the company or even which country it was made in. The drill in question:
The plate on the side was sadly totally blank:
A few closeup details:
The motor on the drill was a Crompton Parkinson 1.5hp unit - probably not what it came with from the factory, and it's a pretty common brand to find on a vintage drill press in Australia.
This handle clamps the head to the column:
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