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Posted on Can anyone identify this old Scroll Saw? Manufacturer/Model?

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davebulow

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 02:19 PM

Hi. Just to say, that since posting this I’ve had some help and found out what it is (roughly)...

With that help I searched the net and found many photos and articles, and so I can now only conclude that it’s a very late (1950s/early 1960s) ‘Hobbies Gem’...

Have a look at this page: http://treadleit.info/Hobbies-Scroll-saws – and note the two photos near the bottom of the page. Note that in the second photo (1950s version) the table is square/rectangular (not round like all old Gems), the tension adjustment knob is the same as on mine, and there’s no spring under the tension knob, as in all older Hobbies Treadle Gems!

Only one (obvious) thing is different – the fact that it’s motor driven rather than a treadle! Does anyone know if Hobbies made non-treadle versions of the Gem? Or has this been adapted by someone? the base looks too original to me – but under all the rust it’s hard to tell!

Anyway, I’m getting closer!


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