Burden, Laura

painted two man crosscut saw blade

painted two man crosscut saw blade

painted two man crosscut saw blade


A two man crosscut saw blade that was hand painted upside down by Teresa Summerskill and it was donated by Laura Burden. The painted saw blade depicts seven logging men with some either using two man saws on various logs and others helping out, while another is chopping down a tree with an axe (far right). The colours of the illustration have blues, greens, browns, tan, apricot, white, grays, and orange tinges. The type of two man crosscut saw would be a lance tooth, due to the patterning and shape of the teeth on the blade (pointed ends). On the other side of the saw blade reads "Simonds - Canada Saw Co. LTD. - Montreal - Toronto - Vancouver", the company name that manufactured the saw blade. The company was first found in January 1906 after The Simonds Mfg. Co. bought another company of The Canada Saw Co. located in Montreal, Quebec, and was renamed The Simonds Canada Saw Co. For donor biography see description for 021.10.01.


Art objects, logging equipment


Burden, Laura

Date of Object:

ca. 1970s - 1980s

Accession #:



152.8cm L X 15cm W

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