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THE MISSION / CHALLENGE
January 2007 .......The beginning on the "WEB".
I created this site as a hobby and an informative source about chainsaws for pleasure for the chainsaw enthousiast and for entertainment.
My goal is the preservation of the history of the logging industry from the early beginning of the industrial revolution that made possible the invention of the chainsaw.
Today we dont hear anymore the sound of those machines that have been replaced by "timberjacks"...heavy "loaders" and sophisticated equipment.
This era is from the past and this is the only remains that could bring some good memories of the old logging camps.
THERE IS NO COPYRIGHTS, SO FEEL FREE TO USE MY PICTURES AND ENJOY THE VIEWING OF MY ALWAYS GROWING COLLECTION. THE INFORMATIVE AND HISTORICAL CONTENT WAS FOUND FROM PERSONAL RESEARCH AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES, SOME IN CONJUNCTION WITH HISTORICAL SOCIETIES AND PERSONAL TESTIMONIES.
According to the ICOM Statutes, adopted during the 21st General Conference in Vienna, Austria, in 2007: A museum is a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment. This definition is a reference in the international community.
THE REAL CHALLENGE:
Most antique chain saws are mainly the property of single owners who have had them for quite some time and very often these are not even in working condition. They may require full mechanical or cosmetic /decals restoration of the chain saw which may be done by finding matching automotive paint to repaint the chain saw to protect it from exposure to the sun as well as other weather elements and before running the chain saw after having painted it may require using lacquer paint so that the paint would not lift and peel as easily as do enamel paint especially when it is exposed to gasoline. The saw has to look like it was when purchase new decades ago.
Other antique chain saws available with owners may include the Homelite 17A or the McCulloch 3-25 and some of them are two man chain saws. The Homelite Super EZ Auto is one fine antique chain saw that was built in the late 60s and has O-rings on the manual oiler plunger which very often went bad. There is also the XL-2 which also came out in the 60s and was a pretty good small chain saw though newer models seemed to have been plagues by some rather unsolvable issues. Very often, it is also hard to find decent spare parts and so the antique chain saw is usually left to rust away in the backyard or a storage dump, forgotten and remaining nothing more than just a fond memory.
...I ACCEPT DONATIONS AND ALSO CAN MAKE OFFER TO PURCHASE VINTAGE SAWS.....SO IF YOU HAVE ONE THAT NEEDS "TLC" OR FEELS LONELY IN THE OLD BARN, LET ME KNOW ........
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