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Barnes foot treadle scroll saw

The Barnes foot treadle scroll saw uses the same parallel arm saw frame found in the more common Barnes velocipede saws. The treadle saws use a ratchet mechanism, patented by Barnes in 1875, to convert the treadle motion to continuous rotary motion of the balance wheel. In this model, Barnes incorporated a sprocket and perforated belt to avoid belt slip under heavy load.

Cast in the iron stand are 4 patent dates (1875, 76, 85, 89)and the makers' name "W.F. & J. Barnes, Rockford, ILL". The saw is complete and in working order. For detailed description and condition, email or write.

Price: (sold) - Buyer must pick up in Maryland or arrange shipping.

Contact: Richard Van Vleck - Email: richard@americanartifacts.com

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