THE "MERCURY" name chosen by Carl Kiekhaefer belongs to the ANCIENT ROME beliefs. MERCURY was the GOD of merchandise and merchants, symbol of gain and financial success, protector of the traveler, safeguard paths and the unmarked water routes. The sacred number of Mercury is 4 and the date of birth of Elmer.Carl.Kiekhaefer
Elmer Carl Kiekhaefer worked with the navy supplying 12hp/90hp engines for the "Drone Airplanes" launched from a ramp and widely used after WW2. Kiekheaffer only produced engines so he had an association with JOHN HENRY DISSTON SAWS to supply him with the blades/chains/helper handles to assemble the "Mercury saws".
DISSTON MAGNUFACTURE WHO SUPPIED THE MERCURY BARS/CHAINS.
KIEKHAEFER CORPORATION, CEDARBURG,WISCONSIN,USA...DESIGNERS AND MAGNUFACTURE.
CYLINDERS: 2 (vertical)
INTAKE: Reed valves
CARB: Tillotson AJ series
LONGEST BAR: 84 in. (213cm)
"Extra Duty" two man model