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  1. #16
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    Hey Charlie,

    I have a L.S. Barker bandsaw with the cursive logo cast in. There is some old threads going into quite some detail regarding the company, defiantly worth having a search.
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    May I ask which of the 3 bandsaws in your pic is the barker (too many nice machines)? In the research I have done I haven't seen a barker bandsaw without an arch between the feet, interesting stuff.
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    I retract my thinking this is a LS Barker. It looks to be identical to the Thomas McPherson in Matty's thread here: pic's of Thomas McPhersons bandsaw

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    This is the distinguishing giveaway. That turn wheel adjusts the tabletop.

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    Cleaned up the guides and painted them and just this evening put it all back together.

    Before...

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    After

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    Unfortunately the lower guide has a chip-out on the 'do-da' I think there is enough on this sleeve for it to hang in there.

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    Part of the trunnion...

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    All parts that aren't painted (exposed metal) have been smeared with Renaissance Microcrystalline Wax and rubbed lightly with oil to prevent rust. My shed is bone dry but if I leave something metal lying in my shed for more than a week or two some small rust spots start appearing. Recent rain has almost completely undone some sand blasting I did for my Wadkin DN Bandsaw restore!

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    I've dug a little deeper. I am 99% convinced this saw is made in America by Silver Manufacturing Co. It looks identical to the below + looking at some of the parts here: Photo Index - Silver Manufacturing Co. - Improved Power Band Saw | VintageMachinery.org look to be the same also.

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    I've dug a little deeper. I am 99% convinced this saw is made in America by Silver Manufacturing Co. It looks identical to the below + looking at some of the parts here: Photo Index - Silver Manufacturing Co. - Improved Power Band Saw | VintageMachinery.org look to be the same also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    ...I am 99% convinced this saw is made in America by Silver Manufacturing Co...
    Now you're going to have to change the thread title .

    Cheers, Vann .
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    Yup - how do you do that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_6ft View Post
    Yup - how do you do that?
    Reply to this post or send me a PM with the new heading you’d like and I’ll change it for you
    Cheers

    DJ

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    Thanks if you could rename it "Silver Manufacturing Co. Bandsaw Restoration"

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    As far as the brass plate goes this is about all I could find in Googling what this may look like. Does anyone have any leads in Australia who could replicate this? I've messaged Tom Utley over in the US (Machinery Restoration | Von Industrial, LLC) in the mean time.

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