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"Never Wear Out"

Poster advertising performances of "Blue Jeans," [1900]; an actual buzz saw appeared on stage in "The Thrilling Saw Mill Scene." This was the first play to include a scene in which a character in a mill is rescued in the nick of time from being killed by a buzz saw, a scene which was to become a cliché of American melodramatic theater.

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