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Manufactured/Badged by:
Parks Woodworking Machine Co.
Cincinnati, OH.

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 22"
Submitted By: Michael McDaniel
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Parks No.A-62, Jewel Bandsaw
Date of Manufacturer: 1920's
Serial Number:
Last Updated 8/4/2004 9:19:54 AM

This saw was bought pretty much as you see it. I went to a machine shop to have some fabrication done, when I spied this saw in a dark corner of the basement. The owner said he could not get the blade to track, and if I wanted it, I cold have it for $50.00. I replaced the worn rubber tires with masking tape. I replaced the 1hp R.I. motor with a 1 1/2hp tefc. It saws great, but is limited to about 6 inches resaw hieght. It has babbit bearings, both bottom and top wheels.
The saw is shown without its guides because I have already started with repairs. I've posted it as a Parks, based on the dirty paper submitted to the Mothership. Without the help from all the good people of OWWM, this post would not have been possible. Thanks to everyone.

Photo 1:

Comments: Notice that it has a left hand configuation.
Source: I photographed with a $30.00 digital.(Concord camera)
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Photo 2:

Comments: This is the one piece bearing casting for the upper wheel. The babbit is worn and the shaft is scored.
Source: Same photographer same camera.
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Photo 3:

Comments: These are the lower shaft bearings. The white you see is the wicks. Notice that they are covered with a swinging plate.
Source: Myself and my camera
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