January 4, 2012

Bolton-Emerson Americas: Blade

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Here is a detail shot from Bolton-Emerson Americas’ wood shop.

This old table saw has to be over 80 years old. It was manufactured by the J.A. Fay & Eagan Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Judging from the cast iron labels on so many of the machines at Bolton, I think Cincinnati had to be the machinery manufacturing capital of the world in the early part of the last century.

Anyway, I did find a site, http://vintagemachinery.org/ dedicated to … well … vintage machinery. They had a lot of information about Fay & Eagan as well as many photographs of the woodworking machines they made. Unfortunately, I was unable to find a shot of this table saw. If I had to guess, I would say it was manufactured around 1920.

You can see another shot of it from Bolton here.

Oh, and if you are really observant, you’ll also notice a new look to my Blog. It is still a work in progress. I’m working out some of the glitches, so please bear with me.

And yes, the images are a bit smaller. As always, if you can click on the image it will expand nicely into an overlay for your viewing pleasure.


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