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Newburg rare NM&F Co. Air Cooled Drag Saw

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Photo Newburg rare NM&F Co. Air Cooled Drag Saw

I have a rare NM&F Co. air cooled drag saw, manufactured about 1940 in Fortuna California. I corresponded with drag saw collector Otto Ray about 10 years ago or so, and he said mine was only the second one he knew of still existing besides the one he had. The two-cycle aluminum engine is about 80% restored (was stuck, but I successfully freed it). I have the remainder of the metal parts (unrestored), but the wood was all rotted away.

The engine is very similar to a Eureka air cooled engine, except that the MFG name is on the opposite side. The large gear wheel has the name "Tom Peterson" cast into one of the spokes. He was the manager of the Newburg Machine and Foundry Co., according to information posted by Otto Ray about that company on the Vintage Machinery website.

I'm new to Smokstak, so I hope this all works. I've uploaded four photos.

The saw was bought by my uncles in the 1950's who used it to cut cordwood in Mendocino County. The only time I was with them and would have had an opportunity to hear it run, it was raining, and the ignition system was too wet to start. I rescued it in the 1980's after it had significantly deteriorated.

This is one of those many restoration projects that I just never got to. I'm in the process of moving to Texas, and, this being a California machine, it seems like it should stay in California, or at least with someone who would restore and display. I'm in SF Bay Area.
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Default Re: Newburg rare NM&F Co. Air Cooled Drag Saw

Does it include the saw and what are you asking for the complete drag saw?
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Don A
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