Finding that there was no earthly way I could get a decent meat slicer that is less than 30 years old, I've been checking craigslist on and off and this weekend found what I was looking for. A lady posted this old Globe that she was afraid to even plug in. I ended up giving her $25 for it, figuring that if nothing else I could sell the sharpener for $100+ and come out ok.
Based on my research I think it's a model A4077, probably from the 1950s. As it was, the blade was rusted to the platter thing and the motor just hummed when I plugged it in.
With a judicious application of PB Blaster and elbow grease I have been able to get it almost completely broken down and the motor now seems to run well, but it has a bit of a tapping noise to it. Any thoughts on the health of the motor based on this brief clip?
I still think it's well worth spending the money for such things as a new switch and maybe a new blade. I'm really looking forward to stripping it down to bare metal and making it look like a million bucks. It'll be a great winter project.