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Treadle scroll saw - House's 1877 patent

The House scroll saw was sold by A.H. Pomeroy, in Hartford CT, in the 1880's. J.A. House, of Bridgeport CT received a patent for this saw April 10, 1877. The saw runs smoothly. Blade changes are both quick and easy. The table has limited tilt in either direction. For easy transport (to craft fairs?)the saw is removable from the stand simply by loosening a thumbscrew and unhooking the drive belt fastener.

This machine works well for detailed work in thin stock. The heel and toe treadle mechanism takes a little practice, but if you can treadle a sewing machine, you can run this saw.

the foot treadle

rear view

the wood drawer, tables and pitmans are all original

Patent date on the upper arm

Price: $400 local pickup only
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