I bought this drag saw yesterday & cannot find any information on its maker or age. I have seen one of these working before.
It is complete except for the blade & shows no wear.
Any information would be appreciated,
There are a few of these around that I have seen, but not too many, and I also don't have any information on them sadly besides this, I have been looking too! Keep me posted if you find anything!
I also keep a registry on drag saws and I'd like to add this, are there any serial numbers associated with the saw, name plate with serial number and model, etc? How about the information on the engine, if the engine is original, it could correspond with year built.
The only plate is on the engine. It is a James Cunningham, Son & Co. engine. I am still working on cleaning the plate to read the serial no. It seems Cunningham, a very old Rochester, NY company, copied the Briggs & Stratton to the point they were sued, lost & some say folded up over the settlement. The Cunningham engines were built between 1946 & 1949 as I understand it.
I did see one of these working, I think at the Cookstown steam show, a few years back & it was impressive. Yes it is awkward but not too heavy. Compared to most older drag saws it is a featherweight.