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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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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 QUEBEC MODEL RESTORED....BELOW IS THE CANADIAN KARY-LITE UNDER RESTORATION.


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



BALILLA SMS1000.



MANUFACTURED BY: PARONITTI PAROSA S.A, MILANO, ITALY.
HELPER HANDLE: FESTO
ADVERTIZED HP: 5 HP
CARBURATOR: AMAL VERGASE RB 22, FISHER,A.G., FRANKFURT A.M.OBERRAD
RPM: 2800
COLOR SCHEME: MILITARY GREEN

No technical info at this time. If you have any info that you would like to share...let me know
Study in progress.