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  • here is pic of hacksaw, hope it works this time

    of course i have a modern saw,
    but this one is an antique i have
    had for many years, and it still
    works great.
    wlbrown

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    Power Hacksaw

    Wow!

    Quite a unit. The one I had some years ago wasn't quite this big.

    Dave
    "Some days you're the dog, some days you're the fire hydrant"

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    • #3
      wlbrown,
      Glad you resolved your problem with posting pictures.
      Do you know when the saw was made? It looks like it has a lot of good years left.

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      • #4
        hacksaw

        i don't know when it was made,
        but the patent date is may 1912.
        it had to have been made about
        1920-1925, because my father
        bought this machine from the
        company he worked for in 1957,
        when they "retired" it.
        he went to work for this company
        in 1926, and he said this machine
        was there when he started.
        wlbrown

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        • #5
          Did your father install electric motor?

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          • #6
            install electric motor?

            ROGER,
            not quite sure what you mean.
            i was the one that installed the
            motor. it is a 1hp ring oiled motor.
            this saw is unusual in my opinion.
            the motor is started, it is connected
            to the saw with a flat belt, that runs
            an idler pulley. the part is put in the
            vise, and the frame that has the saw
            blade is brought down, and the handle
            located in about the center of the picture
            is pulled forward. this "shifts" the belt
            to the other pulley, and the saw cuts, and
            feeds down. when the part is cut off, the
            saw comes back up, and stops, but of course
            the motor is still running. hope this
            explanation is clear.
            wlbrown

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            • #7
              Your saw was driven by flat belt from lineshaft system which could have been powered by water wheel, steam engine, or electric motor.
              http://www.old-engine.com/belts.htm

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              • #8
                If you look hard at the picture and then close your eyes you can hear the belts slapping overhead. Either you went back in time or you are visiting the Amish.
                bitternut

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