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Catalog Number 2012.025.001
Description Pacific Drag Saw, 1902. Fully restored drag saw has yellow wheels, a red body and blue and black engine parts. "PACIFIC DRAG SAW" is printed in yellow letters on one side. According to Milt Cavalli, who used this drag saw when he was 12 to cut logging tree stumps into firewood to sell to neighbors, the hooks have been mounted upside down and should be pointing down rather than up.
Object Name Trimmer, Log
Collection 3D - Forestry Tools & Equipment
Title Pacific Drag Saw, 1902
Date 1902
Creator Pacific Saw Manufacturing Co., San Francisco
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "PACIFIC DRAG SAW" (painted in yellow letters on one side)
Provenance Used by Milt Cavalli (will be 100 on January 22, 2013) in La Honda when he was about 12 to cut redwood tree stumps into firewood to sell to his neighbors. Cavalli gave the drag saw to donor, who has fully restored it.
Notes Video of a dragsaw in action at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC0ym8B3zWg [8/4/2015]
Dimensions W-28 D-84 inches
Dimension Details With blade. Without blade, length (depth) is 72".
Search Terms Cavalli, Milton R.
La Honda
Logging
Logging Industry
Saws
Subjects Logging
Saws
Woodcutters
Woodcutting
People Cavalli, Milton R.