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Alpha-Dave

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It might have been specifically built for a industrial application no longer used.

For example, something that wide could have been on the front end of a carding machine for cutting rolls of wool to length without stopping the machine.

Alternatively large sheets needing a straight edge, possibly sail cloth etc.
 

toolsntat

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Judging by the scraps underneath it and the plumbing related context first off I'd say for cutting Zinc sheet closely followed by lead sheet.
Absolutely wonderful bit of kit and lovely to see it.
Please do your best to save it....
In the meantime I'll ask about.
@TFrench
Edit, just seen where you are......
Cheers Andy
 

sunnybob

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I too would go for thin sheet metal. Love the return spring!
 

clogs

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what a nice thing....
initial houghts were, that takes up a lot of room.....
Then I notice where Gblyth hails from.....
loads'a room in OZ.....hahaha

Seriously if nobody wants it for personal use there must be an industrial museum that would love it....I worked all over the world in so many dif situations and never seen anything like it...esp the size...
 
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