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Offline s78wingrider

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Added to my collection of saws
« on: March 07, 2015, 08:08:20 AM »
Craftsman Model 207.25603, First one with a plug like this and a grease fitting.

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 08:33:16 AM »
Very cool! Does it still work?
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 09:11:34 AM »
Still works.

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 09:13:17 AM »
Made by American Floor Surfacing Machine Co., some where around 1950.

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2015, 12:16:22 PM »
The amazing part is the ground wire is still on the cord.
That idea was the cats ass in the late 50s when people started going weenie about getting shocks from power tools rather than being happy they had a power tool to do the work.  The wire was replaced by the 3 wire plug around 63, quickly followed by the 3 to 2 adapter a week later.
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 12:54:11 PM »
Just weighed it, 18 pounds! I call it my 2 1/2 men saw, lol  :smiley:

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 07:10:03 PM »
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 08:28:54 PM »
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 09:25:15 PM »
Sweet. Made before the Form Follows Function fanatics took over.
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2015, 08:01:29 AM »
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.

Yes - that sleek streamlined look is part of the art deco period, isn't it?
I can hardly remember those art appreciation type courses they make you take in college. I was more into physics and stuff thst I thought was practical at the time.

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2015, 09:19:44 AM »
Great find! Love the Art Deco styling.

That ain't Art Deco, that's Streamlined.
It was popular on everything from locomotives down to nail clippers.

Yes - that sleek streamlined look is part of the art deco period, isn't it?
I can hardly remember those art appreciation type courses they make you take in college. I was more into physics and stuff thst I thought was practical at the time.

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You could call it art deco..... Generally, the Art Deco movement was in the 19-teens through the 1920s. That is 1950s styling there, which I'm not sure what they called it, other than 1950s :P There's something about atomic age, and space age, but those were more in the 60s to the best of my knowledge... But, I would probably consider that fairly art deco... It's close enough... I would expect full art deco to have a few more sweeps. The back end of the blade gaurd would likely taper down to a flared point, the leading edge might, too.

Also... That is a GORGEOUS saw! That's one I could never pass up if I found it! 
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2015, 10:56:12 AM »
I'm sticking with Streamlined.
Art Deco was more applicable to stationary objects like buildings & furniture.  I always thought it was approaching flat ugly in a lot of places, and the clown who designed it never gave a thought to the tons of dust it would gather over time.

Ran onto a fellow who wired a few hundred houses in the 63 time frame, and he told me when Romex came along with a ground wire nobody knew how to employ the ground, so they just snipped it coming into the box.  6 months later the Inspectors changed the requirement and they wound the ground around one of the clamping screws in the box. 

I sure remember those pigtail plugs, and a few outlets where somebody lost the screw so the coverplate got reinstalled with chewing gum.

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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2015, 04:00:18 PM »
That is cool for sure. Do you have the 6 1/2" model # 336.27963?

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2016, 12:34:10 PM »
Side view looks like a Kaiser Manhattan.
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Re: Added to my collection of saws
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2016, 07:15:12 PM »
Nice saw there, I to like the design of the guarding.

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