Crew with Steam Donkey Powered Dragsaw - c. 1900


Logging - Crew with Steam Donkey Powered Dragsaw

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This type of steam-powered crosscut saw, powered by a steam donkey, was called a dragsaw because it cut only on the drag stroke. It was mainly used to cut cordwood to length, as it could not be used for falling and bucking that occurred further away from the steam donkey. Sometimes dragsaws had their own boilers, and later they utilized gasoline engines.

-- This photo is restored and printed by Old Oregon.

Additional Information

Item Number AA0917
Photographer Unknown
Location Washington State
Subject Logging
Decade 1900s
Print Maker Old Oregon
Original Type Medium-size Print
Size of Original 4.7 x 6.7 inches
Photographer's Number No