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Saw, bow

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Artifact no.
1985.0029.001
Model
22
Manufacturer
Sandvik Canadian Ltd.
Manufacturer Location
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Manufactured Date
Between 1938 - 1948
Context Function
A BOW OR SWEDISH SAW CONSISTS OF A SAW BLADE 24 TO 36 INCHES LONG, HELD UNDER TENSION IN A TUBULAR STEEL BOW. THE BLADE IS 3/4 TO 1 INCH WIDE, WITH PLAIN, RAKER OR GROUPED PEG TEETH. THIS SAW HAS RAKER TEETH. USED TO CUT PULPWOOD & WAS THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL SAW FOR THAT PURPOSE.
Context Technical
MODERN TUBULAR BOW SAWS ARE OFTEN OVAL IN CROSS SECTION WITH THE BLADE TENSIONED BY LEVER ACTION. THEY ARE USED FOR GENERAL FARM WORK, FORESTRY & CUTTING UP FIREWOOD. THIS SAW, WHICH APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED SINCE 1914, IS A MODERN REVERSION TO THE IRON AGE BOW SAW WHICH WAS HELD IN A BENT WOODEN FRAME.
Context Canada
THE SWEDE SAW PUT THE PULPWOOD INDUSTRY WHERE IT IS TODAY BUT HAS NOW BEEN SUPPLAINTED BY THE CHAIN SAW.
Description
METAL FRAME & BLADE
Number of Parts
1
Artifact Finish
FRAME PAINTED ORANGE
Artifact Markings
YELLOW DECAL READING 'NO.27' & 'SANDVIK/ CANADIAN LIMITED/ MONTREAL/ QUE'
Group 1
Forestry
Category 1
Harvesting
Subcategory 1
Bucking
Material
metal
Length
132.0 cm
Width
37.0 cm