Blind River Digital Collection
1930 Rinco Model K80 Two Man Chainsaw
Description
Media Type
Object
Item Type
Equipment
Description
This is one of the first gas powered two man chainsaws to be introduced to the lumbering industry circa 1930. This particular model appears to be by Dolmar and may be one of the first Type A chainsaws to come from Dolmar.

Dolmar remained active in development and advances in their industry and in 1987 the highlight of their innovations was the injection carburetor. Makita took over the Dolmar name in 1991.
Notes
Accession # x980.335.1
This two man chainsaw was used to cut lumber and was donated to the Timber Village Museum by The McFadden Lumber Co.

Emil Lerp, the founding father of Dolmar Company, in 1927, came up with the first ever tool to use gasoline or petrol, as the main power source. Dolmar Company even went a step further to produce the new chain saw in masses. Thus, one could say that only the petrol or gasoline driven chainsaw tool invention emerged in 1920’s. These tools:
• Made tree felling process at large, easier than before
• Were heavy or bulky hence, not very portable
• Could break easily
• Could consume huge amounts of energy
• Featured two-men operation
Date of Publication
1930
Subject(s)
Collection
Timber Village Museum
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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1930 Rinco Model K80 Two Man Chainsaw


This is one of the first gas powered two man chainsaws to be introduced to the lumbering industry circa 1930. This particular model appears to be by Dolmar and may be one of the first Type A chainsaws to come from Dolmar.

Dolmar remained active in development and advances in their industry and in 1987 the highlight of their innovations was the injection carburetor. Makita took over the Dolmar name in 1991.