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Drag Saw Engine Identified

Beaver engine

Drag saw/log saw collector Chris Jerue contacted us in reference to an unidentified engine query submitted by Ron Sindorf in the April/May 2016 issue (51/3/8: “A surprise phone call”). “The drag saw engine that was in question by Ron Sindorf was built by The Beaver Motor Car Co. in Gresham, Oregon,” Chris writes. “It was commonly sold as a Cascade or a Climax when distributed by Sears and Montgomery Ward, respectively. Note the button-up crankcase style. This differentiates it from Wade, Vaughan, Timber Wolf, etc.; none of the other makes look anything like a Beaver engine.”


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