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Crescent Machine Co.
Wood Working Machinery
32" Cast Legend "Pat 3 Jan 1905"
Date of Manufacturer:
NK Serial No 21407
(View SN Registry Entry)
10/1/2003 7:18:57 PM
Purchased Sept 2003 from retiring joiner in Morpeth, NSW, Australia.
He purchased the machine in 1959 from a Sydney factory, where it had been since import.
The machine has a brass plaque added (probably by the importer) "JE Toole & Co, Engineers and Machinery Merchants, Sydney"
Has been well maintained. All original fittings, complete with oil well caps on bearings (4No)
No rust, no noticeable wear, original metal blade guides and brass adjuster.
1440 rpm, 3 phase 240v motor with 4 belt pulley ratio giving 3850 feet/min blade speed added. On/off switch mounted on bracket above cutting position.
Poor quality tin guard added (guess imported without guards). These guards removed in photos. Angle brackets added to attach blade guards. Motor bracket with pulley tension plate added.
· Cast legend on base: "The Crescent Machine Co, Leetonia, Ohio USA Pat Jan 3 1905"
· 8 spoke saw wheel dia 820mm, table sizes 600mm x 710mm & 460mm x 380mm
· Depth of cut 320mm, width of cut 800mm
· Motor driving pulley 83mm dia, driving pulley on saw wheel axle 260mm dia.
· Saw wheels balanced by riveted weights, two on each wheel
· Note: Taunton's Fine Woodworking, Aug 1996, Issue 119, page 22 deals with a renovation of this machine. It recommends a 5HP motor and a blade speed of 3600-4000 feet/min.
The designer of the unit had an eye for pleasing curves and finished a lot of the casting detail with curved lips and rounded finishes.
32" Bandsaw, General View
Graham Kinnear, Current Owner
32" Bandsaw. Lower Bearing Detail
32" Bandsaw. Upper Bearing Detail
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