Charles Cunningham, interviewed by Edward D. "Sandy" Ives, May 20, 1986, in Machias Maine

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NA 1927 (local)
May 20 1986 (Date created)

Cunningham discusses his work as a saw filer in the Machias Lumber Company mill; the difference between braising and welding; frequency of saw teeth breaking; what caused a saw tooth to break; frequency of changing blades in various saws; demonstration of sharpening a saw; shaper and swage; saws used in the Whitneyville mill; and his sharpening business in 1986. 

Creator and/or Contributor
Charles Cunningham (interviewee), Edward D Ives (interviewer)
English (Languages)
Other Subject Headings
Logging (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Log driving--Maine (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Occupational folklore (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Sawmills (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
World War II, 1939-1945 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Great Depression, 1929 (Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH))
Machinery (Ethnographic Thesaurus (ET))
Temporal Coverage
circa 1940 - 1986
Geographic Coverage
Machias, Maine (Geonames)
Whitneyville, Maine (Geonames)
Sullivan Island (Local)
Princeton, Maine (Geonames)
Winslow, Maine (Geonames)
Vietnam (Geonames)
Kennebec River (Geonames)
Penobscot River (Geonames)
Related Entities:
Charles Cunningham (interviewee)
Edward D Ives (interviewer)
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