I answered an ad gving this away to anyone who could pick it up. Two trips, an appliance dolly and about 750 lbs later I have it setup in my garage. The name plate is missing and I’m unsure of the manufacture.

I apologize for the dark photo but we built a new house and power has not yet been restored (read I haven’t dug the trench yet) so I had to rely on the tiny flash on my camera.

Any help identifying it would be greatly appreciated.


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What isn’t obvious in the photo is the length of the feed table (about three feet) and the large 5 foot lever arm that pulls down in front of the cutter to move the blade.

Looks a bit like a Seybold cutter, but I’m not an expert by any means. Nice find though!

Take a look at this one:

This cutter uses a hand cranked flywheel instead of the customary lever. The hand wheel is put into motion and a clutch is engaged activating the blade which, after effecting one cut, is stopped by an automatic braking mechanism.

“This style of cutter represents a cross between a lever cutter and the full power cutter, both of which survive. Probably this cutter and others of its type expired because of their hybrid nature.

The Howard Iron Works of Buffalo manufactured this cutter which was advertised as a “low price” machine.
(59 inches high)”

Source: http://www.printmuseum.org/museum/collection/

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That pic looks close. The turned looking support across the bottom, the X type support higher up, square bolt heads on the top.

The missing name plate left a rectangular mark so that concerns me as well as the crank wheel to move the tail stock is solid, not spoked. I’ll have to crawl over it again to see if I can find any additional markings.