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post #1 of 10 Old 01-05-2011, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Everyone who knows me, knows how much I love scrolling. I had this scroll saw given to me last week. I need to clean it up a bit as they had blades stuck to the saw with masking tape and the tape left residue on the saw and the table. Other than that, I want to keep this original. I plugged it in and it still works!!! Maybe a little tune up is in order, and after that, I think I will just retire this old fella for display purposes only. Anyone have any info on this one or seen one like it? I tried (briefly) to look it up, but couldn't find anything on this particular model.
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This is a picture of the chain drive underneath the machine that runs the blade.
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and of course, the old motor. Still kicking!!!!
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That's all I could find with a quick search as well Daren. Thanks for trying. It's still a pretty cool tool. Kinda like a little piece of history. Wish it could talk.......it would probably tell me how it sat in a garage for so many years as a neglected tool that someone thought they wanted, but never used.

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Cool tool!

It will look great on the top shelf.

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Digging a little deeper.

So I'm still searching for information. I decided to go a little different route and research the trademark logo of Burgess Vibrocrafters Inc. or BVI.

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It would appear that this particular logo was filed for registration on August 17th of 1959 and registered on April 1, 1960.













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This was the new logo used by Burgess and was filed for registration on April 13, 1965 and registered on July 22, 1966.

That would place the tools manufacturing date somewhere between 1960 and 1966. 50 years old? Maybe.

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BVI got patent for scroll saw in 1950. Sold to Acme Burgess who went out of business in 1989
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Really neat saw. I recently sold a craftsman that was similar but used a belt drive and was a little bigger. I did find an interesting article. Seems that Burgess got into a dispute with another company over the design of your saw. Makes for some interesting reading anyway. http://openjurist.org/204/f2d/311/bu...ins-industries Will let you know if I find anything else.
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Interesting read. Thanks.

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I found what I think is your saw. It was marketed as a tote saw a table top band saw is the description given.
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date somewhere between 1960 and 1966. 50 years old? Maybe.
50 YEARS OLD !!

Come on.. I was born in '66 and I'm only 44 ... I really dont want to know 1966 is that close to 50 years old !



Oh, and that tool is almost as cool as this tool...



I cut it 3 times..... and it's still too short.

Dont go ninja'ing anybody that dont need no ninja'ing...
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