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Manufactured/Badged by:
Crescent Machine Co.
Leetonia, OH

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Band Saw
Machine Size: 26 " wheels
Submitted By: John Pullman
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 26" pattern makers saw
Date of Manufacturer: after 1905
Serial Number: 36653 (View SN Registry Entry)
Last Updated 10/30/2006 10:07:40 PM

I was scrounging around at my favorite scrap yard back in the mid 80s and saw that someone had shoved this old machine over to the side with a forklift. It didnt look like the wheels had been busted so I went up to the office and asked if it was spoken for. They said it wasnt, so I loaded it up on the pickup and paid the scrap price for cast which at that time came to something like 35 dollars.

As with many good projects, I got it home and disassembled it to paint it and discovered that the shafts and the babbets were severely worn. About that time I had to start another paying job so the parts all went into the corner of my shop where they have set for the duration. Perhaps this is an omen to start back and finish it.

Photo 1:

Comments: Patent marks on side of the base of the saw
Source: I took it with a Sony DSC-H2
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Photo 2:

Comments: Serial number on base of Tensioner tower which is presently detached from the frame
Source: I took it with a Sony DSC-H2
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