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Chicago Machinery Exchange
Chicago, IL

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 27" throat, 12 cut
Submitted By: dave bray
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: C-frame vertical bandsaw
Date of Manufacturer: early 1900
Serial Number: 1306 is on table
Last Updated 12/30/2014 8:08:40 PM

Comments:
i got the saw through a friend of mine who just closed up a family owned foundry which was in business for 130 yrs.
as i was cleaning the machine i found the words CHICAGO. MACHINERY. / EXCHANGE. CHICAGO. CO. cast into the base. the words had been ground off but there is still enough left to make out what it says.
it has a flat footprint just like the SILVER MFG. CO saw but i don't know if SILVER bought castings from CHICAGO co.
this saw has lots of bolts that are 1/2 x 12 tpi. (yes 12tpi)

i will bring this saw up to date with new guides, tires, bearings, vs motor with link belts, and machined pulleys. plus a new paint job. saw is up and running. i used a vs 3hp 3ph motor going through a phase box on 220single, carter guides and tires.replaced the babbit main shaft bearing with pillow blocks (see last pic). it is so quiet and smooth now.
after 10 yrs the guy that gave me the BS gave me the 24" craftsman scroll saw (3rd pic) shouls be a good project.

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Comments: this is saw before removal
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Comments: what was left after name was ground off and i have started to restore the letters (bondo)
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Comments: outfeed side of saw and electric motor which still drove the old line shaft pulleys. note the old scroll saw (24" craftsman)
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Comments: after, new tires,fresh paint,carter guides,lower wheel brushes
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Comments: counter weight pulley on back of upper guide shaft
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Comments: 24" craftsman scroll saw
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