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Manufactured/Badged by:
Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 54" S/N B24545
Submitted By: John Orvis
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: YA 54 in Band Saw
Date of Manufacturer: unk
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 1/2/2004 11:39:37 AM

This one is for JB.

While picking up some 3inX29inX100in pine planks to make a dining table, I stumbled
into this in the parking lot of RBM lumber in Columbia Falls, MT. (Kinda hard to miss)

I'd say 9-10K lbs.. Wheels are 6-1/8" wide with no evidence of tires.Looks like they ran the blade right on the steel.S/N B24545

RBM got it from Louisiana Pacific when the Mill closed. It was old then and is
much older now.

They replaced it with a newer BS with smaller kerf and higher speed since they
only cut beveled siding with it. It looks like it might have another 50 years left in it.

Will attempt more history next time.

Photo 1:

Comments: YA 54 Full on
Source: Me digital N Frozen digits
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Photo 2:

Comments: YA 54 Labels
Source: FFF further frozen digits
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Comments: Original 4speed on the column
Source: FFF
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