Vintage Saw To Work Once Again At Saco Fun Days
In modern times it’s been replaced by the roar of the chain saw, but Terry Korman tests out a restored cross-cut saw dating back to the 1850s powered by a team of horses near his home northeast of Saco while his 92-year-old neighbor, Sid Simonsen, whose father once owned the saw, watches it operate. Simonsen said he never saw the machine powered by horses.
A touch of yesteryear will be on display at Saco Fun Days this year when Terry Korman, who lives near the Bjornberg bridge northeast of Saco, operates a restored cross-cut saw dating back to the 1850s, powered by a team of horses.
The demonstration will take place Saturday, Aug. 31, at approximately 1:30 p.m. just north of the Big Dome Hotel and will last for a half-an-hour.
“I don’t want to make the horses stand out there too long in this heat,” Korman said.
The saw originally belonged to Korman’s grandfather.
Ninety-two-year-old Sid Simonsen, Korman’s neighbor, said his father b...
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