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Old 04-07-2022, 06:37 PM
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Default Restored Shear

Been knocking out long-delayed projects. Just wrapped up the restoration of a 52" Wysong & Miles metal shear, Model 452. It's been living in the back of my hangar more than 20 years. So, dismantle, sandblast, repaint, and re-assemble with all new hardware.

Know anything about Wysong & Miles shears? Casting numbers on some parts include "5Y", which I have assumed to mean 1945 or 1955, but it's strictly a guess. I'd like to learn more.

Next up, a 10 ft Tumpco sheet metal brake...

UPDATE:Got a note back from a rep at Wysong, who says it was built in the 1940's. They don't have parts anymore, which does not bother me at all. It's a rather analog machine.

I guess "Built in the 1940's" more or less confirms the build date as 1945. For sure, I found a 1955 Wysong price list on line, and they had already moved on to a new model.
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Old 04-07-2022, 06:54 PM
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Ooh! a 10-ft brake? Can I send you some jobs?
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Old 04-07-2022, 06:55 PM
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I think Dan is tooling up to build a replica B-36 now that he's retired and has all kinds of spare time.
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Old 04-07-2022, 07:02 PM
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I think Dan is tooling up to build a replica B-36 now that he's retired and has all kinds of spare time.
Being retired and having spare time is an oxymoron!
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Old 04-08-2022, 09:46 AM
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I've been a moron thinking I would have lots of time being retired.
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Old 04-08-2022, 11:42 AM
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should have started with retirement, work later. No oxymoron for me, thanks. And remember, itís the last chapter folks
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Old 04-08-2022, 05:15 PM
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Wysong & Miles is still making shears in Greensboro. They might be able to provide some information. Phone (336) 621-3960.
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Old 04-08-2022, 06:06 PM
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Iíve got an old roller I need to rebuild, canít wait to retire!
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Old 04-08-2022, 06:17 PM
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Being retired, Parkinson's law applies and the work expands to fill the available time, or maybe it just takes longer because of age...
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Old 04-08-2022, 06:21 PM
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One thing worse than getting old!............
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NOT getting old!
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