August 21, 2013 | Volume 100 / Number 341

Real Horsepower

Vintage Saw To Work Once Again At Saco Fun Days

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.

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In modern times it’s been replaced by the roar of the chain saw, but Terry Korman tests out a restored cross-cut saw dating back to the 1850s powered by a team of horses near his home northeast of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.

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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