New to the forum, hope this is posted in the right section. I just aquired this Peerless power hacksaw. It has a 13 inch capacity and a patent date of 1912. Ive never operated one of these. From other pictures I found online it appears that it is missing a curved toothed bar that goes in the groove of the lever on the bottom (picture where my finger is pointing). Not sure what this lever is for. I think it has something to do with feed rate?
Also the handle that has a hand switch on it that releases the teath to raise the saw appears it has a rod missing that the hand switch would actuate. Not sure what the purpose of it is. Also looks like there is a linkage gone between the automatic cut off power switch.
Any info on the saw, how to operate, and the missing parts and their function would be fantastic. If anyone has a similar saw and has pictures of the missing parts that would be great. Thank you.