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Manufactured/Badged by:
P. B. Yates Machine Co.
Beloit, WI; Hamilton, ON

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Rip Saw
Machine Size: Real Big/takes up to a16" blade
Submitted By: Jeff Behan
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Straight line ripsaw/ G-7
Date of Manufacturer: 1925
Serial Number: 60432
Last Updated 11/5/2007 10:01:13 AM

I aquired this P.B.Yates Ripsaw from a textile mill in Nashua,New Hampshire.It is a fourth generation owned and operated business.They use the saw and the other woodworking
machines to make wooden drums for the textile industry.The drums had hundreds of sharp
metal pins inserted thur them at a slight angle.The drums were installed on front of the weaving machines to pull the raw material into the machine to make the finished fabric.
This Company bought the saw new back in the late twenties.The saw has two direct drive motors,one for the blade and the other for the feed works.They are both 10 H.P.,220 volts,three phase,Built by General Electric.The top is five feet wide by six feet long.
The feed works consists of a endless chain in the table and pressure rolls above to keep the material in constant contact with the chain.The G-7 came in two widths 24" and 32" capacity,this would be maxium between the blade and the fence on the right side of the saw blade.The saw that i aquired is the 32" model.This saw is complete and has no broken castings or repairs.It has the original factory paint.It was a well maintained machine and is in very good working condition.I'am guessing that this saw weighs in around 6500
LBS.In the pictures you will see some of the 100 ft. of line shaft and hangers that i also acquired.

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Comments: front view with line shaft and pullies
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Comments: side view
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Comments: back view
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