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Really Old Table Saw Ca. 1910

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Blog entry by Dave Rutan posted 12-21-2014 06:59 PM 1420 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my other hobbies is local railroad history. During the research for my book I was given access to thousands of images from glass plate negatives. Most of these photos were taken for a reason other than inventory of the railroad, usually because of a mishap. Once in a while I have to go back and refer to them. I saw these two and thought others might appreciate seeing an old tool. Railroads typically had workshops for maintenance of equipment, buildings, etc. I don’t know where these were taken nor why. Enjoy.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!



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#1 posted 12-21-2014 07:28 PM

Thanks Dave these are cool photos,there are still a few places that use belt driven machinery but not many.
Looks like that table saw must weigh at least 1000 lbs

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#2 posted 12-21-2014 07:30 PM

Looks like rails running the length of that big building. They might have used that saw to build the interiors of the coaches. And the saw would have been right there beside the car being built. The closer the tools, the more efficient the workers (i.e. no wandering around the shop while they were supposed to be working)
Interesting pic.

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#3 posted 12-22-2014 12:49 AM

Dave Iam also interested model railroads and railroads in general . What are you writing a book about if you don’t mind me asking . Also I work for the New York City transit as a track supv .

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#4 posted 12-22-2014 01:23 AM



Dave Iam also interested model railroads and railroads in general . What are you writing a book about if you don t mind me asking . Also I work for the New York City transit as a track supv .

- robdem

My book was published in 2013. It’s about the Sussex Branch of the Lackawanna Railroad. My concentration was on the station buildings more than the gritty financial history. I’m sort of a model railroader too. I have a half finished layout in my attic and several modules. I model in HO.

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#5 posted 12-22-2014 04:21 AM

Dave,

I wasn’t working the day they took the picture. ;-)

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