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Vaughan Internal Combustion Engine

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Vaughan Motor Works, Portland, Oregon

Date: 1909 -

Description: Petrol driven cross cut saw, 2 stroke, 4hp. Engine no. 5251. 2 stroke, chain driven to "Peg & Raker" and M Tooth" saws. Originally purchesed by Mr Norman Ranson, Derby, after W.W.1. Purchased by Mr Diprose about 1950 from Briesis mine. The first motor saw imported for cross-cutting logs or ripping boards of 10-12 feet long. Could cut 1 foot per minute. Unpopular as it had to be carried manually to the site and was difficult to operate.

Format: Realia
Object: saws

Vaughan Internal Combustion Engine

Subjects: sawssawmills

Places: Derby, Tasmania

Institution: Grubb Shaft Gold and Heritage Museum

Object number: GSM_00011

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