Can You Guess What This is

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Blog entry by Grumpy posted 05-14-2014 10:44 PM 1601 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was recently in a large shed full of a private collection of just about anything that has been invented. That’s an exaggeration but this collection was mind boggling.
I came across a lot of things I recognised and this one grabbed my attention.
Can anybody guess what it is.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#1 posted 05-14-2014 10:46 PM

Foot powered or treadle scroll saw?

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#2 posted 05-14-2014 11:08 PM

looks like a chevalet(sp?) for cutting marquetry

-- Steve

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#3 posted 05-14-2014 11:14 PM

I guess it’s a scroll saw of some design or sort.

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#4 posted 05-14-2014 11:22 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 05-15-2014 12:13 AM

Scroll saw.

-- Tom D

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#6 posted 05-15-2014 01:28 AM

One of the very first scroll saws!

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#7 posted 05-15-2014 01:32 AM

You guessed right it is a very early scroll saw
Here’s another view

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 05-15-2014 08:02 AM

The Hobbies fretsaw once very popular in the UK.

This looks like 'yours'.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#9 posted 05-16-2014 12:28 AM

Thanks Stewart. I will pass that information back to the owner

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 05-22-2014 01:41 PM

Nice museum piece

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#11 posted 05-22-2014 02:22 PM

That’s a great piece from the past and it looks to be in good shape.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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