Danarm Saw at Glenbranter from about 1955
The saw is courtesy of Ian Adams of Glenbranter Forest Office who has collected a considerable amount of old forestry tools.
An early Danarm saw marketed by J Clubley Armstrong Danarm Ltd. The information on the Danarm website quoted as follows: ‘The Danarm name, synonymous with chainsaws, originated in 1941 when a designer named J.Clubley-Armstrong and the Stroud engineering Company T.H. & J. Daniels produced the first Danarm chainsaw. The first saws were powered by Villiers 2-stroke engines, from 80cc up to 350cc.’ The combination of the two names of the Daniels and Armstrong one assumes was the origin of the name of the saw.
The saw design was quite different from that of the JOBU in that it was the chain drive and it’s gearing with oil tank that rotated to accommodate the different cross cutting and felling operation modes.
The serial number on this machine is W255150. Note that the PDF has more views of the saw components.
Comments from anyone who has worked this type of saw or restored them would be very welcome.
Picture added on 05 May 2017 at 20:23