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2444 Stamped On Table???
10/2/2009 7:53:00 PM
I drove by this band saw for almost 6 months sitting outside in the weather. The owner of the property it was on gave me the number of the person who owned it. I called several times and no replies. One day I noticed an auction sign out for July 18th 2008. I went to the auction and picked it up for $25 including a 5HP 1PH motor to run it. The only things missing are the upper guide support, and possibly some parts for the table tilt but everything else is there. One of the wheels has been welded and looks to be a decent job of doing so. The guides are from the Automatic Machine Guide Company Type A1 with a patent date of Feb 3, 1914. It is stamped on the main plate with the supposed serial number "NO 2444". The babbit bearings are in excellent condidtion, and the unit I found out was only sitting out those 6 months mentioned above. The plans are to fix it up completey, and the property owner is in search of the other couple of parts.
9/10/09 Just started the fixing it up. So far so good. I hope to have this done by Thanksgiving.
10/1/09 Everything is apart cleaned and the main frame and most all the parts are repainted. The guides have been rebuilt and are ready to go. I did end up turning down the main drive shaft as it was pretty buggered up from what looked to be a loose pulley. Also, the babbit bearings weren't in as good shape as I originally thought so they got metlted out and will be repoured this weekend. I aquired a new 1-3/8" CD square stock for the guide support. There are a couple of parts that are cast and are broke that will need to be fixed. One is the cam clamp for the main table. The handle is completely gone, and I will have to figure out a shape and get a new piece welded on. On schedule to be done by T-day!
This is still stumping me why the cast name is not on the arm of the frame. After I cleaned it down to bare metal, I did not see any signs of a bolted on plate or cast in and ground off name. Very odd. This may have been a pre-production prototype or something???
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