Miscellaneous

Wood saw rig

This photo of a self-propelled wood saw rig was sent to us by Earl Rains, 209 N. Olive St., Eldon, MO 65026, and was given to him by Ray Curtwright, of 221 E. Marian St., Paris, MO. Earl met Roy some years ago at the Mark Twain Old Threshers Show in Paris

Content Tools

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.