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Manufactured/Badged by:
Marcus B. Tidey
Newark, NJ

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Table Saw
Machine Size: 16"
Submitted By: Bill Adamsen
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 16" Non-Tilt
Date of Manufacturer: 1890
Serial Number: 9748
Last Updated 2/13/2017 9:43:02 PM

The saw came from the Remington Arms Munitions factory (Bridgeport, CT) which shut its doors in 1986. Those with a knowledge of the history of guns may remember that Remington Company was sold in 1888 by the Remington family to the company that owned Union Metallic Cartridge (as well as Winchester) and the production moved to the Bridgeport, CT facility and the firm renamed Remington Arms Company. The saw's owner Larry doesn't know when this saw was acquired by Remington. Marcus Tidey died in 1901 and the First World War took a toll on the firm's already shaky production. So it would not be unreasonable to think delivery was taken during that last decade of the nineteenth century.

Some of the key saw attributes include the oak sliding table, the 1-1/8" arbor, the ability to accept 16" blades, a wide range of fences and fence attachments, babbitt bearings, beautifully planed surface, conversion from a belt-driven drive to single-phase 5 hp, and perhaps most importantly the counterbalanced blade lift. The lift can be clearly seen in the photos and the video. The counterbalance is a fifty or so pound cast lead weight. The nameplate reads "Superior Machinery, M.B. Tidey" ... the serial number reads 9748. The photo WRA_7757 shows a table on the right side of the machine (from the operator's perspective) with holes for the original fence, where the table raises and lowers.

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You tube videos illustrate some of the key features of the Tidey ... the lever blade raise and drop ... plus the micro height adjust. Also use of the sliding table ... not too different from today's sliders!

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Comments: Sw with sliding fence
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Comments: Saw Blade Delivery Address
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Comments: Saw Frame including bade raise
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Comments: Various Saw Fences
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