As picked up, I did not knew what kind of MB and
in which condition it would be.
For the low price of $15, I was more interested in the saw, but was glad to find a very good condition Stanley No 60 with it.
It used to be, I could never find a half decent miter box, locally, now thanks largely to Kijiji, they seems to be coming out everywhere. If you live in Canada, look up Kijiji, or Craig list in the US. Ebay? Not unless you are prepared for high shipping charges, and even then, there are no guarantee that it would make it safely home. If you must have it shipped, instruct the dealer to take down both saw post, otherwise they run the risk of being damaged in transit.
This MB is in very good shape, would need a good cleaning and a new bed piece.
Here we can see the two screw points poking out (arrows) which are adjustable in and out. Their function is to grab the piece so it would not shift during the cut.
The wooden bed piece is the correct height (could be original) but it is chew up pretty bad and there is a chunk missing.
The post are both solid, with no play and are pretty well complete, except for one little screw.
Front post and release trip lever. There is one small screw missing, but I just happened to have a spare MB 60 for parts :-)
Rear post and release trip lever. That part was missing on the other one.
I may used it to manufacture a new one for the other one?
The front and rear one look identical.
The 24 in saw (60.96 Cm for Ken :-) that came with it, does not appear to be stamped Disston, and the medallion is marked Warranted Superior. The handle shape is very similar to my other one (stamped Disston) except that this one is more blocky and the hang angle is changed a bit. That means it is a bit newer than my other one. Guessing early 70s?
The teeth are still sharp at the heel, but shows signs of being worn at the front (toe and mid section) I doubt it was ever sharpen and judging by the score marks on the wooden bed piece had lots of uses. It came from an older gentleman who is retiring from woodworking for heath reasons. He was very happy to hear I fully intend to put it back in service, it will go on for a few more generations :-)
Rudy checking out "our" new toy.
It's OK dad, I think it is a good one...
It came mounted on a board, which I will replaced.
Rudy, happy to be back home with his Mommy and Daddy :-)
Bob, back from the city with Heather and Rudy.
Heather is showing signs of improvements, less pain, discomfort and more flexibility in her neck. She has even regained some appetite, bonus!