Coal Saw Replaces Drills (Jun, 1934)

That’s a big chainsaw.

Coal Saw Replaces Drills
OLD style drilling methods are outmoded by a “walking” coal saw with teeth several inches long mounted on a rapidly moving belt. Hydraulic pistons “walk” the machine forward.

5 comments
  1. Toronto says: November 21, 20081:32 am

    When I first read the headline, I momentarily thought they meant the saw was powered by coal, rather than used to mine coal.

    So, did anyone ever build a coal-fired coal saw, or would that be an insanely horrid fire hazard?

  2. Rick Auricchio says: November 21, 20089:33 pm

    “So, did anyone ever build a coal-fired coal saw, or would that be an insanely horrid fire hazard?”

    Right up there with the gas television.

  3. John M. Hanna says: November 22, 200812:31 am

    When I first read the headline, I momentarily thought it said “Cole Slaw Replaces Drill.”
    I’ve got to stop drinking while surfing the web.

  4. Toronto says: November 22, 20081:26 am

    Jphn@3: That could be a family motto.

    But I think “Cole Slaw Replaces Dill” would work at my local deli. Maybe that’s why Charlie picked it (family business.)

  5. Zyzzyva says: December 15, 200912:10 am

    As far as I know, they still use things like this. Well, they did when Incredible Cross-Sections was made, at any rate.

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