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Yates-American Machine Co., Inc.
Beloit, WI; Roscoe, IL; Liberty, NC

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 30" Band Saw
Submitted By: Jeff Behan
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Y-30 Snowflake
Date of Manufacturer: 1936
Serial Number: (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 9/4/2005 12:00:00 AM

Just returned on a 42 hour trip from upstate New York to Alabama to pick up my Yates
American Y-30 Band Saw.Met some Katrina refugees from Louisiana and Mississippi.What
stories they had to tell,I hope the best for all those affected by Katrina.Now back to
the Y-30;3H.P.,220/440 volts 3PH.,900 RPM.The saw came from the Navy and has the brass purchase tag on it still,year purchased 1936,cost $598.00,serial No.B-11757.The saw came with electric connected to the foot brake pedal from the factory.It also has some type of electric item connected to the
blade tenisoner that I haven't figured out what it does yet.The back of the upper wheel
housing has a square casting thats part of the housing and has more electric items that
I think is part of the brake.I have owned 4 different snowflake band saws (Y-20,Y-30,2-
Y-36's)and none have had any of this type of brake system or electric on the blade tenisoner.Next week going to Penn.to pick up Y.A.24"jointer with Church feeder.

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Comments: Bandsaw on New machine hauler
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Comments: Front of Bandsaw
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Comments: View of Brake pedal
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