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Offline jimwrench

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Greene sabre saw
« on: March 22, 2014, 11:14:55 AM »
 Got this little jewel at auction last evening. Its a sabre saw to be powered by electric drill. It is so valuable even the bottom feeders wouldn't bid on it so I bought it for $2 (a sympathy bid) Doesn't appear to have much utility but maybe I can make an electric toothbrush from it. Anybody know who made this ? Only marking is the Greene tag. No model;no city; no speed; no nothing. Could it be Greene Tweed ?
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Re: Greene sabre saw
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2014, 12:23:52 PM »
Aren't sympathy bids wonderful, have no idea about the maker but I like it.
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Re: Greene sabre saw
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2014, 01:18:24 PM »
Only a hint:

BROADFOOT Co., Ltd., . Metropolitan Building, Toronto, 1 , Canada, announce
the new Greene .jig saw and filing attachment for stationary drills or electric hand
drills. "

[Broadfoot seems to be a distributor]

Perhaps Patent 2,436,692, 1942, Harry R. Greene, for a (reciprocating) "tool operating attachment"

Pop Mechanics, 1962 has:
"GREENE ATTACHMENT Converts your 1/4" electric drill to a POWER HACKSAW
Only \> Over 240.000 sold! Zips JQ95 through steel ... H. R. GREENE & SONS
3800 Lincolnway West South Bend, Indiana"

Drill press version:
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Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Greene sabre saw
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 12:12:37 AM »
I do a lot of sympathy bidding at auctions!  I've gotten some very interesting items that way.  This one, I'd have bid in a heartbeat!  I have a considerable collection of "conversion tools" (things that attach to a drill, and make it into something other than a hole-boring device).  I do NOT have this one, though, nor anything from Greene.  I've got some very similar (probably have close to 20 different sabre saws, going back to a "WYCO" [Wyzenbeek & Staff Co.] that was shown in at least two magazines in 1930-31.  The patent was applied for in January 1930, issued in 1932: Popular Mechanics Nov. 1930 p148. Pop. Science Jan 1931 p126. US Pat. #1,871,020 issued Aug. 9, 1932).  I think that there was a Craftsman that looked like this, but will need to go look at it to be sure.  Nice find!
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