A Collection of Kansas Classics

A South Dakota collector prizes old iron from the Sunflower State.

According to an ad in a 1923 issue of Popular Mechanics, the 1923 Ottawa log saw was considered, “The standard by which all log saws are judged.” It was said to be fast and easy to move, and was capable of making 350 saw cuts per minute. The timing was right for the Kansas company: In 1923, a nationwide coal shortage drove sudden growth in woodcutting-related industries.
Image courtesy Popular Mechanics