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PaulM
just picked this up for $10.  Deciding how to proceed.  Looks mostly like the "1882 to 1906" model on the Langdon reference pages.  A few neat items that I have not seen before.  The sandpaper finish wood surfaces, the saw stops are (or appear to be) small set screws in the bottom of the piston shafts.  The rear shaft has a repair, but seems to be straight, will determine after cleaning up.  I could not find the curved arms for cutting angles. The saw is a 26" , 5" deep Disston with a broken handle, but otherwise appears pretty good. 
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TheOldFart
Paul, any pics? I have a few Langdons from that period. Finding those guides will be difficult, I've been looking for a few years. As for those screws your fortunate they are there, many times they are broken off.
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
I had posted 6 pics, not sure what happened. I saw them all in preview mode.  I will try again.   Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_114223583.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 446.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_170956744.jpg, Views: 33, Size: 357.46 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_171524990.jpg, Views: 29, Size: 210.55 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_171706117.jpg, Views: 28, Size: 254.59 KB
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PaulM
here's a few more Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_114258800.jpg, Views: 22, Size: 194.16 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_171039617.jpg, Views: 23, Size: 132.15 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20190105_171200479.jpg, Views: 23, Size: 167.56 KB
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TheOldFart
Paul, this is mine. I think yours predates the one I have.
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The "sand paper" base is original and quite a good find.
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
thanks for the info Kevin.  Note also that the wood base for the box has the "sandpaper" finish on the bottom too.  Could that have been stock?
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TheOldFart
Paul, that is the original base. I have a first generation Langdon with the same base.
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
Hey Kevin:  I am starting to clean up the box, and wondering what shade of black these would have been?  There is very little paint left.  I think I will paint it, but I am leery of a real shiny paint.  Thanks

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TheOldFart
Paul, I'l take few pics. They are in no way shiny but more of a flat black.
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
ok, thanks Kevin.  I guess I wanted to hear that it was a black, and not a dark gray, etc.  I will see what flat or satin black I have.  

Thanks
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TheOldFart
Paul, here are a few closeups. The first is a big Langdon #16, the second is Langdon 15 1/2, obviously much smaller.
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Hope theses help.
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
thanks Kevin.  I still am thinking that a dark gray may be better than a black. Or I may just try a thin coat of BLO over it all, if I can wire brush the rust and built up dirt.

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TheOldFart
Paul, any more progress on the restore?
I have a lot of mitre boxes but I'm not a collector [rolleyes]
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PaulM
Hey Kevin;  I still just have the unit apart. I did soak all the parts in rust remover (actually molasses since my store-bought supply is gone) for about a week.  My prep and paint shop has been right around 0° F lately, so not much more progress there. Its warming up a bit now, so I am hoping to get in some wire wheeling and maybe primer in the next week.   

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johnf
Hi all, nice mitre boxes there. Especially nice to have those original boards on there! I have a weakness for those and have a couple old time Langdons and Millers Falls too.
One more thing, I noticed Kevin called his smaller box a 15-1/2. I am pretty sure its a 16-1/2 he has there. Just as handy.
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