Miller Saw-Trimmer

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1. Manufacturer's Literature

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Miller Saw-Trimmers (1927)

A lovely catalog. Thanks are due to The Linofish (Greg Fischer) for making this material available.

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1911 Ad

This is an advertisement from the Chicago Printing Trades Blue Book for 1911 (Chicago: A. F. Lewis & Company, 1911.)

2. Other References

This is an image of a Miller Saw-Trimmer, taken from Frank S. Henry's Printing for School and Shop. (NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1920), Figure 119, p. 197.

3. The Miller at CRT&P

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.

I have since found a workholding clamp for it. Someday I'll get one reassembled from the bits.

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