Thought some might enjoy seeing the 16" WT BS my dad and I found. It was part of a package deal including a Delta/Milwaukee 1460 lathe, King Sealy 6" jointer and a Craftsman tablesaw... total cost, $100.00 . All the machines are mid 40's to mid 50's vintage.
As best as we can figure the BS is about a 1948. It was complete except for the switch cover and base and was in good condition considering. It had been stored in a garage for over 20 years so it had very little rust anywere. I reconstructed the switch cover and made a replica base. Original bases are as hard to find as hens teeth! A complete sandblast, repaint with original WT color and new bearings, new tires and she's good as new. This is one sweet running saw!