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Drudgery1971 (Drudgery1971)
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Posted on Monday, September 27, 2010 - 10:36 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow... first post as I was looking for info on the same slate machine. My Dad has one that is complete but the spring for the foot kick needs to be replaced. They were made in Ashland OH by FR Marks as you know but after talking to the Ashland County historical society they only have tidbits. FR Marks had a Furnace store and tin products back in that period but not much info other than that. My Dad's has the punches and all the pieces but wasn't sure what he was going to do with it. He used to install slate and used it many many years ago.






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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Monday, August 30, 2010 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you think that the "Marks" company had a website when it was made? Even a phone number?
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Tuke (Tuke)
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Posted on Sunday, August 29, 2010 - 10:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know what it does I am more interested in finding out whether or not I can get parts for it. Some are broken, and some are missing. I also would like to know if it has any value. Here are a couple more close up pics of the table area.
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

See, no one knows as much as everyone!
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Slateworks (Slateworks)
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Posted on Friday, August 27, 2010 - 01:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It is a trimmer to cut straight angles,I have a scallop cutter,concave cuts,that will cut both sides at once.also have a punch as pictured below.
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Joe (Joe)
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Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 10:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks very similar to an old foot powered hole puncher.

foot powered roof slate hole punch
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Slate_man (Slate_man)
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Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 01:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Can you post a picture from the top down. It looks like it will trim shapes!
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Old_school (Old_school)
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Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 09:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Looks like a trimmer used to size the slates in the quarry.
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Tuke (Tuke)
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Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was given this slate cutter by a person that no longer does slate. I would like to know if parts can be purchased for it, and what it's worth. Any information is appreciated, I have done alot of searching on the web and I can't seem to find anything about it.

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F. R. Marks
Ashland, Ohio

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