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LAST UPDATE 2013-09-21.

THE NEW ACQUISITION ARE LISTED AS RESTORATION PROJECT. SOME SAWS ARE DONATIONS AND OTHERS ARE PURCHASED SAWS...BEING DISPLAY AS WINTER RESTORATION PROJECTS.

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SPEAR & JACKSON CHALLENGER 25A



RESTORATION IN PROGRESS.......

Some history:
Source: B.C. Provincial Museum
By 1941 the well-known saw manufacturer Spear & Jackson (B.C.) Ltd. was also manufacturing a chain saw but apparently there were early design problems; one customer was lost when Wellburn Timbers Ltd. informed the firm that they were returning the saw as it had broken down "so often that we have no confidence in it ".

From Wikipedia:
In 1760, Alexander Spear and John Love formed a company in Sheffield called Spear & Love. In 1814, John Spear, the nephew of Alexander, took on an apprentice called Sam Jackson. In 1830, the partnership Spear & Jackson was formed.In 1889, James Neill patented composite steel - steel-backed iron. He registered his composite steel products under the Eclipse trademark in 1909. The name was taken from the famous racehorse Eclipse, who even though he had died over a hundred years earlier was still famous for his dominating success. The phrase "Eclipse first and the rest nowhere" was still in such common use that Neill adopted it as a marketing slogan for his products. Eclipse made the world's first composite steel hacksaw blade in 1911. The company began manufacturing hacksaws in 1924. All hacksaws are now built according to their design.The Spear & Jackson brand is owned by Hong Kong-based United Pacific Industries Limited having been bought initially by Neill Tools in 1985, when known as Spear & Jackson International plc. James Neill Tools, previously a family-owned business, initially made a public issue of shares in 1970. In 1989, the business' centenary year, Neill Tools was acquired by the MMG Patricof Group, which said it wanted to expand the business and refloat in c.5 years. In 1995, Neill Tools renamed itself Spear & Jackson plc. Its headquarters have always been in Sheffield.

MANUFACTURED BY: SPEAR & JACKSON Co. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER: YEAR INTRODUCED: 1941 YEAR DISCONTINUED: 1952 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 250cc (15.25 cu. in.) NUMBER OF CYLINDERS: 1 CYLINDER BORE: 63 mm (2.48 in) PISTON STROKE: 83 mm (3.26 in) CYLINDER TYPE: Cast Iron INTAKE METHOD: Piston ported MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.: 8 WEIGHT: 125 lbs with 48" bar & chain 56.7 kg. with 122cm bar & chain OPERATOR CONFIGURATION: Two Man operation HANDLEBAR SYSTEM: Rigid CHAIN BRAKE: none CLUTCH: Multiple dry asbestos disk DRIVE TYPE: Bevel gear transmission CONSTRUCTION: Sand cast aluminum MAGNETO TYPE: Villiers flywheel type CARBURETOR: Villiers float type MAJOR REPAIR KIT: MINOR REPAIR KIT: AIR FILTER SYSTEM: Chore girl element STARTER TYPE: Rope OIL PUMP: Manual MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM: 3,000 to 3,600 IDLE RPM: IGNITION TIMING: 0.375 in. before TDC BREAKER POINT SETTING: 0.015 in. (0.38 mm) FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP: Position is fixed SPARK PLUG TYPE: Lodge CB3 (18 mm) SPARK PLUG GAP: 0.025 in. (0.63 mm) CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS: Ball and roller types FUEL TANK CAPACITY: FUEL OIL RATIO: 12-1 RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE: Regular MIX OIL SPECIFICATION: SAE 40 CHAIN PITCH: .750 in. (19 mm) CHAIN PITCH: .750 in. (19 mm) CHAIN TYPE: Scratcher BAR MOUNT PATTERN: SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 36 in. (91 cm) LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 84 in. (213 cm) COLOUR SCHEME: GREEN AND RED

BURNETT C



RESTORATION IN PROGRESS...........
A bit of History:

Taken from "Working in the Woods"


DICK BURNETT IN THE MIDDLE.
This part of the story begins in 1920, when George Challenger worked in Lough Borough as managing director of Grassy Bay Timber, a short-lived railway logging company owned by Dewey and Clay Anderson. In 1922, George decided to start his own logging company in Beaver Inlet Camp. This came to an end when, in 1925, a steam donkey caught fire and burned out the claim. Jump to 1936. Jack Challenger, son to George, is working for Bloedel Stewart Welch "BS&W" as a faller (tree faller) and bucker (log roller) supervisor. In 1937, Jack is placed in charge of acquiring and field-testing new saw technology for BS&W. In 1940, machinist Bob Shade was sent to Germany to work with Andreas Stihl on improvements to their saw based on Jack's field testing. In 1941, after returning from Germany, Shade starts "Shade Engineering". This is done with backing from BS&W. Prentice Bloedel and Jack Challenger were directors. Shade made a power saw using a Villiers motorcycle engine sold by Canadian motorcycle wizard, Fred Deely. When a dispute between Shade and BS&W arose, Challenger and Bloedel sold their shares to Fred Deely, who, in, turn, sold out to Dick Burnett. This was in 1944; three months later, Burnett fired Shade, who had been called off to war. Dick Burnett then began working with Challenger, and the BS&W crew was in full swing by 1945. In 1946, Don Challenger?s nephew, Jack, set up "Power Saw Sales and Service" in Vancouver. It is from this time, 1946 to 1949, that Burnett experienced an all-too-brief period of success. Also at this time, Bob Swanson contacted DickBurnett. It is Burnett?s machinist he needs, and, as a sideline effort, Burnett starts turning out the now-famous H-series Swanson locomotive air chimes. By 1950, however, Burnett was little more than a distributor for Homelite and McCulloch. In 1954, Ernie Cannon, who had started with Shade Engineering, later with Burnett Engineering, starts his own power saw component company, "Cannon Machine works" of Vancouver. As a sideline, Cannon also agrees to take over all machine work for Bob Swanson?s horns, and soon moves his company to Burnaby. As sales grow, the company becomes Airchime, Ltd. Ernie recounted to us his early days, noting that, in his opinion, Dick Burnett was more of a promoter than developer or businessman. Cannon complained constantly about the lack of good equipment Burnett was furnishing for him to use. "They wanted us to turn out well- machined motors and bars for the saws using old World War II lathes and milling machines. We never could get Dick to reinvest in the company." Later, Burnett, following bankruptcy, went into the stock market as a promoter and seemed to find his niche. When the bankers came to sell off his machine shop, Ernie was keen to get some of the machine tools. Most of the specialty tools Ernie had fabricated himself, and he wasn't about to let those get loose. With the remnants of Burnett Power Saw & Engineering now in possession of Cannon Machine Works, Ernie was making a name for "Cannon" in the chainsaw community and also turning out air whistles for Bob. Unlike Burnett, though, he never attached his namesake to these early horns. In the coming years, the Swanson whistles would have the names NATHAN (Airchime?s US affiliate for locomotive horns) and AIRCHIME clearly shown, but it was CANNON that was their manufacturer. Another name that appears at this time is Bill Piercy. Like Cannon, Piercy, had come from Burnett Engineering, and now was working for Swanson as a mechanical design engineer of new whistles. Also, at this time, it should be noted that AIRCHIME and CANNON MACHINE WORKS were two separate entities working under the same roof in Burnaby. Cannon had created two companies, Cannon Machine Works and Cannon Holdings. Bob bought ten percent in each company, and, as Ernie tells us, ?This way Bob could bring people from all over to see his shop?. This relationship continued until sometime in the 1970?s.

MANUFACTURED BY: BURNETT POWER SAWS & ENGINEERING CO. LTD. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER: YEAR INTRODUCED: 1946 YEAR DISCONTINUED: ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: 125cc (7.62 cu. in.) NUMBER OF CYLINDERS: 1 CYLINDER BORE: 50 mm (1.96 in.) PISTON STROKE: 62 mm (2.44 in.) CYLINDER TYPE: Cast Iron INTAKE METHOD: Piston ported MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.: WEIGHT: 75 lbs. with 48 in. bar, chain & tailstock 34 kg with 122 cm bar, chain & tailstock OPERATOR CONFIGURATION: Two Man operation HANDLEBAR SYSTEM: Rigid CHAIN BRAKE: none CLUTCH: Multiple dry asbestos disk, manual control DRIVE TYPE: Bevel gear transmission CONSTRUCTION: Sand cast aluminum MAGNETO TYPE: Villiers flywheel type CARBURETOR: Villiers float type MAJOR REPAIR KIT: MINOR REPAIR KIT: AIR FILTER SYSTEM: Wire screen STARTER TYPE: Rope OIL PUMP: Manual and gravity feed MAXIMUM ENGINE RPM: 3,850 to 7,000 IDLE RPM: IGNITION TIMING: Lock flywheel so points break 3/8 in. before TDC BREAKER POINT SETTING: see above FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP: fixed SPARK PLUG TYPE: SPARK PLUG GAP: 0.018 in (0.45 mm) CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS: Ball and Roller types FUEL TANK CAPACITY: FUEL OIL RATIO: 12:1 RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE: Regular MIX OIL SPECIFICATION: SAE 40 CHAIN PITCH: .750 in. (19 mm) CHAIN TYPE: Burnett Scratcher BAR MOUNT PATTERN: SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 36 in. (91cm) LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: COLOUR SCHEME: Unpainted aluminum castings, Black enamel tank and handlebars

HOMELITE 26LCS.

As a single owner, Mr Albert Vigeant, an expert logger from the village of St-Zenon province of Quebec,Canada, manipulated this saw in many camps in "Lanaudiere" county of Berthier...logging area from September 11th 1951 to 1957. I acquired the saw from his son Luc who provided the pictures, documents and original receipt of sale. You can see Albert Vigeant operating this saw including a bow-saw and a MCCulloch3-25.
MANUFACTURED BY: HOMELITE CORPORATION, PORT CHESTER, NEW YORK, U.S.A.
SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER:26-LCS
YEAR INTRODUCED:August 1951
YEAR DISCONTINUED:August 1953
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:6.63 cu. in. (109cc)
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:1
CYLINDER BORE:2.375 in. (60mm)
PISTON STROKE:1.50 in. (37mm)
CYLINDER TYPE:Chrome plated aluminum
INTAKE METHOD:Rotary valve
MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.:4
WEIGHT :27 lbs. powerhead only
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:none
CLUTCH:Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:Gilmer belt reduction 2.75:1
CONSTRUCTION:Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:Wico
CARBURETOR:Tillotson MD-56A
MAJOR REPAIR KIT:nla
MINOR REPAIR KIT:nla
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:Skinner ribbon element
STARTER TYPE:Homelite ball drive automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:Manual
OPERATING RPM:4200, rotary governor
IGNITION TIMING:fixed
BREAKER POINT SETTING:.020 in.
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:fixed
SPARK PLUG TYPE:Champion HO-8A (can sub J6)
SPARK PLUG GAP:.025 in.
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:Ball and caged roller types
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:47 oz. (1.39 litres)
FUEL OIL RATIO:10:1
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:Regular
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:SAE 30
CHAIN PITCH:9/16 in., .5625 in (14.2mm)
CHAIN TYPE:Oregon 4C or 4L
SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:18 in (45cm)
LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED:60 in. (152cm)
COLOUR SCHEME:Homelite Red with Black cylinder shroud

TITAN ER.



This saw under restoration.
SAW HISTORY: " This Titan ER 2 man chainsaw was owned by Robert Goodhines grandfather. As a logger, he worked in logging camps around the township of AVA, NY. The saw was used as a main source of income. He met his future wife got married at the camp where he spent most of his time and she became Robert's grandmother. Interesting story on how people can meet ...the love of nature and chainsaw and the love of a woman both at the same place at the right time. They both lived their life in AVA , Robert and his mother, still live on the family farmland where I acquired the saw in 2013 ".

Below from Robert Goodhines, are some pictures and the history of the saw with more details:
The first is a photo of my grandparents My Grandfather Aronald Genther. My Grandmother Alma Clark Genther and my mother Eleanor Genther Goodhines. And their family dog Fanny At the logging camp where they meet .The 2nd photo is just a load of logs with my grandfather driving the team. The 3rd is a load of logs that was cut by the saw . And the 4th photo is what the camp looks like now The Camp was owned and operated by Jack and Betsy Hogan .Located in the Town of Lewis In upstate NY. Soon after my grandfather left the camp it was sold to a man by the last name of Lamb.My grandfather bought the saw from Mr Lamb after that, the saw was used at the Genther family home in Ava NY


MANUFACTURED BY:TITAN CHAIN SAWS INC.SEATTLE, WASHINGTON, U.S.A. YEAR INTRODUCED: 1947 YEAR DISCONTINUED: 1953 ENGINE DISPLACEMENT: NUMBER OF CYLINDERS: 2 (horizontally opposed) MANUFACTURER ADVERTISED H.P.: 10 H.P. WEIGHT : 96 lbs. with 48 in. bar & chain OPERATOR CONFIGURATION: Two Man operation HANDLEBAR SYSTEM: CLUTCH: Centrifugal DRIVE TYPE: Bevel gear transmission CONSTRUCTION: Sand cast aluminum MAGNETO TYPE: CARBURETOR: Tillotson float type AIR FILTER SYSTEM:wire mesh screen STARTER TYPE:automatic rewind OIL PUMP:manual SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 24 in. LONGEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 108 in. COLOUR SCHEME: Titan metallic Blue enamel

IEL model K 1939 (made by IEL).



First Canadian saw made in Canada(Vancouver). Upon purchase of the former RP(Reed-Prentice)American company(U.S.A.)by a group of business man, this was their last model produced and the first of the new canadian IEL company under J.D Smith general manager from R.P(REED-PRENTICE).....very rare saw.

MANUFACTURED BY: IEL (Industrial Engineering Ltd.) VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA SERIES OR ASSEMBLY NUMBER: YEAR INTRODUCED: 1939 (by D.J. Smith Co.) YEAR DISCONTINUED: 1943 NUMBER OF CYLINDERS: 1 INTAKE METHOD: Piston ported WEIGHT : 119 lbs. OPERATOR CONFIGURATION: Two Man operation HANDLEBAR SYSTEM: Rigid CHAIN BRAKE: none CLUTCH: Manual dry plate DRIVE TYPE: Bevel Gear Transmission CONSTRUCTION: Sand cast aluminum MAGNETO TYPE: Flywheel type CARBURETOR: IEL brass float type AIR FILTER SYSTEM: Metal screen STARTER TYPE: Rope OIL PUMP: Manual CHAIN PITCH: 3/4 in. CHAIN TYPE: IEL Scratcher type SHORTEST GUIDE BAR SUPPLIED: 36 in. COLOUR SCHEME: Aluminum castings, black enamel tank & handles

SOLO 611 TWIN..


MANUFACTURED BY:SOLO KLEINMOTOREN GmbH, STUTTGART, GERMANY
YEAR INTRODUCED:1965
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT:100cc
NUMBER OF CYLINDERS:2
CYLINDER BORE:40mm (1.574 in.)
PISTON STROKE:40mm (1.574 in.)
CYLINDER TYPE:Aluminum with chrome plated bore
INTAKE METHOD:Piston ported
WEIGHT :11.9 kg with 43 cm bar & chain,26 lbs. with 17 in. bar & chain
OPERATOR CONFIGURATION:One Man operation
HANDLEBAR SYSTEM:Rigid
CHAIN BRAKE:none
CLUTCH:Centrifugal
DRIVE TYPE:Direct
CONSTRUCTION:Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO TYPE:Bosch
CARBURETOR:Tillotson HL-185A series
MINOR REPAIR KIT:DG-2HL, DG-5HL
AIR FILTER SYSTEM:Lamella (90 steel discs 0.002 thick)
STARTER TYPE:Automatic rewind
OIL PUMP:Automatic with manual assist
IGNITION TIMING:30 degrees before TDC
BREAKER POINT SETTING:0.35 to .045mm (0.014 to 0.018 in.)
FLYWHEEL/COIL AIR GAP:0.008 to 0.012 in.
SPARK PLUG TYPE:Bosch KW225
SPARK PLUG GAP:0.51mm (0.020 in.)
CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS:Roller
FUEL TANK CAPACITY:1290ml
FUEL OIL RATIO:1/3 pint to 1 U.S. gallon
RECOMMENDED FUEL OCTANE:Regular grade
MIX OIL SPECIFICATION:Two-cycle mix oil
CHAIN PITCH:7/16 in.
COLOUR SCHEME:Red and Black

JOBU SENIOR 1948 (Johnsen, Busk).



This is the first saw made by JO-BU A/S MEKANISKE VERKSTED in Norway 1948.
Saw can be started the normal way but for utilisation the cylinder needed to be face down or saw upside down. The carburetor and gas tank assembly is mounted on a swivel pivot and would rotate to position the saw for the proper angle cut.
This is a rare saw with a limited production of around 7,000 units. How many are survivals up to this day ???? We don't see them to often for sure.

MANUFACTURED BY: JO-BU A/S MEKANISKE VERKSTED DROBAK, OSLO, NORWAY.
INTRODUCED: 1948
DISPLACEMENT: 125 ccm (7.62 cu. in.)
RPM: 4000
CHAIN: "Straddle" type scratcher or "crosscut" chain.
CLUTCH: Manual, cork disk in oil bath
DRIVE TYPE: BALL type chain reduction
CONSTRUCTION: Sand cast aluminum
STARTER TYPE: Rope
engine:Aspin.
carburator: Amal,Birmingham,England...float type.
chain/bar lubrication: gravity fed

Special note: This saw has the chain installed reverse since it needed to be tilted upside down for operation. For carry easy there are provision for shoulder belts attachment for carrying the saw like a back pack.

LA RAPIDE( KARY LITE).

ABOVE IS THE RED KARY-LITE FOR THE CANADIAN MARKET.BELOW IS THE KARY LITE QUEBEC MODEL RESTORED....


RESTORATION IN PROGRESS ON THE QUEBEC KARY-LITE.
VERY RARE SAW MADE IN BEDFORD,QUEBEC,CANADA.
TECHNICAL INFORMATION AND STUDY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

THE RED CANADIAN MODEL,A very rare saw found in Dunnville, Ontario, in needs to be preserved..I helped the owner of the saw in the mechanical restoration so the saw could be brought back to life and did acquired the saw for preservation and public viewing to be part of the museum exhibits. There is only very limited information about this saw.....If you know more please contact me. Thank you Robert Hendrik

Foundry casted in the province of Quebec in the county named "Brome-Missisquoi", township of Bedford. It was named "LA RAPIDE" (THE FAST ONE).
So far only 5 models exists and have been seen...A red saw for the Canadian market and with the courtesy of Rejean, a picture of the Green saw showing the Quebec fabrication origin.

Historical study in progress.......

Manufactured by: KARY LITE CO. BEDFORD,QUEBEC,CANADA.
ENGINE:WEST BEND 2734 FEATHERWEIGHT
CONSTRUCTION:ALUMINUM & SAND CAST MAGNESIUM.
INTRODUCED:1955
DISCONTINUED:1959 ?
DISPLACEMENT:6.4 cu. in. (105 cc)
BORE:2.250 in. (57 mm)
STROKE:1.625 in. (41 mm)
CYLINDER:Aluminum with cast iron sleeve
INTAKE METHOD:Reed valves
H.P.: 5 hp
WEIGHT :27 lbs. (12.2 kg) powerhead
CLUTCH TYPE: Direct Centrifugal
MAGNETO TYPE:Wico
CARBURETOR: Tillotson Diaphragm
AIR FILTER:Skinner ribbon
STARTER:Fairbanks Morse
OIL PUMP:Automatic pressurized/manual override
TIMING:0.15625 in. (3.96 mm) BTDC
POINT SETTING:0.020 in. (0.51 mm)
COIL GAP:fixed
PLUG:Champion H12J
MAIN BEARINGS:Ball and caged needle roller
PITCH:1/2 in.
COLOUR:Red enamel (Canadian) or green (Quebec) sold as KARY LITE CO.
video
Video is a courtesy of Robert Hendrik.

Many thanks to the Musée Missisquoi Museum, www.museemissisquoi.ca specially Heather Darch and the people from Bedford who participated in this research gathering information from books and archives........ Without their knowledge and memories, information on this rare saw would have been impossible.

The request went from Stanbridge East to a cruise ship in the Mediterranean to England back to Florida and then back to Stanbridge East all to discover the chainsaw was from Mystic, Quebec, Canada. An appropriate name after all the searching! The chainsaws were casted at the Walbridge foundry in Bedford and assembled at the "Bedford Machine Shop".

From Fred Gilman: LAWRENCE GUTHRIE WAS IN MYSTIC AND MADE THEM IN THE OLD WALBRIDGE FOUNDRY BUILDING. HE LATER MOVED TO BEDFORD AND BUILT THE BUILDING NOW THE DION-BAKER FUNERAL PARLOUR. THAT WAS A MACHINE SHOP MOTOR REBUILDERS UNTIL TERRILL'S BOUGHT THEM OUT AND STARTED EASTERN REBUILDERS;
From Ed Piche: " Regarding your inquiry about the Kary-Lite chainsaw manufactured in Bedford. The name Kary-Lite means nothing to me but the photograph does. Lawrence Guthrie one time part owner of Guthrie and Miller garage mystic, sold up and joined Bedford machine shop. He made a chainsaw at Bedford machine shop that looks exactly like this photo. I believe this chainsaw was manufactured in the mid fifties and later became L A Rapid. I do not remember how long it was made. Apparently not for long.

From Heather Darch: French: Extract from the book "Bedford: 1890-1990" . Photos d'époque: «à l'intérieur des premiers locaux abritant la "Bedford Machine Shop.» ILes 2 personnes en habits a la gauche et a la droite sont les "freres Terrill" . Description de l'article: Bedford Machine Shop est un atelier mécanique des plus modernes et qui progresse à pas de géant, grâce à la compétence et à l'initiative de son propriétaire M.G.C. Terrill. La preuve, c'est que tout l'outillage a été transporté dans une bâtisse spéciale que vient de faire construire M. Terrill, avenue Victoria à Bedford. Les opérations y commenceront le 10 novembre 1947.

Tout ce qu'on peut désirer en fait de pièces mécaniques, on peut l'avoir à cet atelier exceptionnellement équipé ou travaillent des experts en leur métier. «La Bedford Machine Shop» a débuté très humblement il y a peu de temps, mais aujourd'hui, en outre d'accommoder tous ceux qui ont besoin de ses services dans la localité et dans les alentours, elle remplit nombre d'importants contrats pour des compagnies de Montréal, de St-Jean et de bien d'autres villes. Elle est actuellement à construire une bonne quantité de machines, de types élaborés pour une firme très connue de la métropole. On y fait aussi des moules les plus divers.
M. Terill a mis sur le marché une machine de son invention, particulièrement perfectionnée et pratique pour le marquage des rues en bandes blanches pour fins d'indications au trafic. Déjà plusieurs villes et villages s'en sont procurés et se sont montrés des plus satisfaits. Cet appareil est unique en son genre et fonctionne à merveille.» Extrait de la Tribune de Sherbrooke le 30 octobre 1947.
English: Bedford machine shop has modern installations under supervision of the owner M.G.C. Terrill. Equipment was moved in their new building on Victoria av. Operation started on nov. 10th, 1947. «The Bedford Machine Shop» did fullfil many contracts for major companies in Montréal, St-Jean and many other cities. They make also cast molding for different applications including chainsaws. Mr. Terrill invented a unique machine that can paint lines on asphalt street. Many cities have purchased this device and are very satisfied. Extract from Sherbrooke Tribune, oct. 30th. 1947

IS THERE ANY RELATION WITH THE "TERRILL D.D. SAW CO." IN BANGOR, MAINE, U.S.A. ....????????
THIS WOULD BE ANOTHER STORY TO FOLLOW..............

Bedford /History remembered...........Raconté 1801-2001
Philippe Fournier 2001
FRENCH: 1944 Bedford Machine Works Co. Ltd. Cette usine débuta à Bedford en 1944, au sous-sol de l’édifice de M. Gaston Blanchette au 118, rue Principale. Les frères Gordon et Percy Terrill misèrent sur le potentiel régional d’un atelier d’usinage. En 1947, constatant une expansion impossible à cet endroit, les Terrill décidèrent de construire un nouvel édifice adapté à leurs besoins. L’immeuble, situé jusqu’en 1997 au coin des rues Victoria sud et Élisabeth, fut l’ancêtre de la « Eastern Rebuilders. »
À leur modeste édifice vint se greffer en 1956 les installations de cette compagnie spécialisée dans le reconditionnement des moteurs et des transmissions d’automobiles, la « Eastern Rebuilders Co. » De 1959 à 1962, la compagnie loua les locaux disponibles au 215 rue Rivière (aujourd’hui le salon funéraire Dion). Les activités de l’usine se prolongèrent jusqu’en 1979, sous la direction d’Edward Terrill, fils de Gordon Terrill.

1944-1947 Bedford Machine Works Gordon & Percy Terrill
1947-1979 Bedford Machine Works Percy & Gordon Terrill

ENGLISH: 1944 Bedford Machine Works Co. Ltd.
This factory began in Bedford ,Quebec in 1944 in a basement of Mr. Gaston Blanchette locate at 118 Main St.... Gordon and Percy Terrill saw business potential and opened a regional machine shop at this location. In 1947 with limited demands, the Terrill brother's decided to move and get a new building adapted to their needs. Till 1997 they were located at corner of Victoria south and Elisabeth till 1997....The ancester's of the "Eastern Rebuilders".

In 1956 they added an addition specializing in motor and transmission rebuilt under the « Eastern Rebuilders Co. » From 1959 till 1962 , installations at 215 River rd. (today the Dion funeral home) were under a lease. Factory activity went on till 1997 under the management of Edward Terrill, son of Gordon Terrill.

1944-1947 Bedford Machine Works Gordon & Percy Terrill
1947-1979 Bedford Machine Works Percy & Gordon Terrill