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Help to ID drag saw


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Old 08-17-2006, 04:18 PM
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Here are some pictures of an old watercooled drag saw. Can anyone ID it? Thanks



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Well by looking at the pictures I would say you either have a R.M.Wade or a Vaughn drag saw. I have a Wade myself.

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Hello, that looks like a Montgomery "Ward Sawyer #5000 " made by R.M. Wade in Portland ,Oregon for Montgomery Ward Company. The engines look like a Wade and they have a steel frame. Cheers-Michael
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I think that that is a Wade drag saw. but the mag is in the wrong place. this pic is where the wico ek mag is suppose to be hooked up. Hope you have good luck with it.
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Yes you have a wards sawyer by RM Wade. The name was painted on the frame rail under the carb. Have you found a book about it yet? Mine runs great but smokes too much I think.
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You have a Wards Sawyer or a Timber Wolf. Either way it was built by Wolf Iron Works in Portland Oregon. Branch 15 of the Early Days Gas Engine and Tractor Assocation has found and purched the Wolf Iron Works machine shop. We found it almost completely in tact. It was all still set up in the original buildings in a residential section of Portland. It is line shaft shop with all of the pulleys and belts just as they were when they were making drag saws some 70 plus years ago. So we are in the process of designing a building that will be built at Antique Powerland in Brooks OR. We think that it is really going to be nice to recreate a local business that built a product that we display at our show (The Great Oregon Steam Up). If any one has any questions about this project or would like to donate to it please send me a email.
thanks, Steve Johnson President Br 15
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It's nice to see that sombody is preserving a local business in that way. Too many old shops have fallen by the wayside. The North Jersey Antique Engine & Machine Club, in Sussex County NJ also has set up several lineshafts, used in local businesses. We also have a windmill that was sold by the father of one of the founding fathers of the club. It was donated to the club, after around 85 years of service, and now stands working at the Sussex County Fairgrounds, here in NJ!
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