Coming from my husband's grandfather he was emotionally attached and is very happy it is going to your museum.
This saw belonged to Ralph Leibensperger of Columbus, Ohio. Ralph was a general contractor and used the saw in some of his projects. Upon his death in 1983 it was given to his grandson Bill Heizer, of Columbus, Ohio whom at that time heated his home with wood. Bill and his family moved to Mount Vernon, Ohio. He had the ignition rebuilt and started it a few time but had no use for such a LARGE saw. Subsequently it was sold to the chainsaw museum in Quebec, Canada. Bill was very happy to have the museum purchase the saw because he knew it would be appreciated for its history and as a piece of well-built machinery with a practical value. Thanks, Luann.
Elmer Carl Kiefheafer:
Birth: Jun. 4, 1906, USA
Death: Oct. 5, 1983, USA
Carl Elmer Kiekhaefer's legacy continues as Mercury Marine is the number one manufacturer of outboard engines and stern drives, his son "Fred"...keeping email contact with me ..currently being President at Mercury Racing.. www.mercuryracing.com
Saint Charles Cemetery
Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
Plot: Overlooks Fond du Lac factory.
The best chainsaw fabricated by Kiekhaefer corp....maintenance free, reliable and trouble free smooth running, well balanced, a real "work horse".
This is the last model of saw produced by Kiekhaefer in "Fond du Lac" before the closure and selling of the company to Brunswick corp.
MANUFACTURED BY: DISSTON HENRY & SONS INC.PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, U.S.A.
KIEKHEAEFER AEROMARINE, FOND DU LAC, WISCONSIN, U.S.A.
DISPLACEMENT: 10.99 cu. in. (180cc)
CYLINDERS: 2 (horizontal)
BORE: 2.00 in. (50.8mm)
STROKE: 1.750 in. (44.4mm)
CYLINDER: Aluminum with cast iron liner
INTAKE: Reed valves
CONFIGURATION: One or Two Man operation
DRIVE TYPE: Bevel gear transmission
CONSTRUCTION: Die cast magnesium
MAGNETO: Bendix Scintilla
CARBURETOR: Tillotson AJ float