This rig consisted of a 4 HP gasoline engine. One flywheel was removed and the 54 inch saw blade was secured to the crankshaft. The engine was a 4 HP Weber. The saw blade was bought from Sears Roebuck at a cost of $35 in 1906. The rig was mounted to a gearing taken from a Westinghouse steam engine. It was built by Roy's father, P. S. Curtwright: (who lived in Shilbina, MO), in 1906. The rig was sold to someone in Montana, was loaded in a boxcar and shipped out there in the year 1908.
1 ?HP OLD STYLE SATTLEY
WATERLOO STYLE ENGINE
ROOT AND VANDERVOORT
These three engines are owned by Gary Pflum, 2809 Westminister, St. Charles, Missouri 63301.