Miller Saw-Trimmers (1927)
A lovely catalog. Thanks are due to The Linofish (Greg Fischer) for making this material available.
I scanned this at 1200dpi saved losslessly as PNGs, but those scans are too large to present online. The version I've put at The Internet Archive was created by reducing the size to 600dpi and converting lossily to JPEG.
This is an advertisement from the Chicago Printing Trades Blue Book for 1911 (Chicago: A. F. Lewis & Company, 1911.)
The first saw in my shop resembles more closely the one in the 1911 advertisement. As I received it, however, it might better be described as the remains of a Miller. It does not have any of the "overhead" apparatus shown in the 1920 illustration, even though there is a part of the casting which looks as if it might once have held it. It has a movable end gauge, but the gauge bar is not pica calibrated. No foot control. It also has no nameplate, or indeed identifying information of any kind. As is, it is an interesting antiquity, but aside from the presence of the trimmer knives, it is for the most part now simply a more dangerous than usual table saw.
The Miller Saw Trimmer 1927 catalog reprinted here was published in the United States without copyright notice at a time when such notice was required to secure copyright. It therefore passed into the public domain upon initial publication. This digital reprint remains in the public domain.
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