Tarpen Little Giant Chainsaw

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    will-haggle
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    In 2015 I bought a Little Giant from The Showman, I think it had belonged to John, who had a large collection in Sussex. I cleaned it up and have had it on show a few times but I’ve now fitted a new lead. I gave it a try last night and it runs! Picture shows it cleaned up but with the old lead still on.

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    #27848

    trusty-mad
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    These are lovely little saws. However I have never managed to find any sales literature for them.

    #27849

    will-haggle
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    No Robert neither have I. Perhaps Mr. Mackellow has?

    #27861

    will-haggle
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    Picture after changing the lead….

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    #27864

    alan
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    The only image I can find in my archives for a Little Giant chainsaw is an advert from 1963 with the Little Giant being mentioned as ‘Specially designed for one-handed use. Ideal for lopping and pruning. 5″ cut. price £28.0.0’.

    Little Giant Chainsaw by Tarpen 1963

    #30820

    trustymasseyman
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    that sounds expensive to me for 1963 …….

    #30826

    alan
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    In the gallery there is a 1960 advert and the little giant chainsaw is just off the image in the bottom right corner.

    #30827

    lurcher
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    One handed use? That’s got trip to A&E written all over it. It does sound expensive, must have been two or three weeks wages?

    #30828

    charlie
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    Not one handed if you look, there is a side handle for left hand.

    #30899

    will-haggle
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    Charlie, the Little Giant is one handed, there is no provision for a second handle. The picture in the photo gallery is a Tarpensaw, http://www.vhgmc.co.uk/photo-galleries/tarpen/tarpen-little-giant-imgtarp042/

    #30912

    charlie
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    My misunderstanding, but looking at the gallery photo, your left hand would hold the handle seen in the photo and I assume your right hand would hold the shaft drive as a second handle.

    #30913

    charlie
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    My misunderstanding, but looking at the gallery photo, your left hand would hold the handle seen in the photo and I assume your right hand would hold the shaft drive as a second handle.

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    charlie
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