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Manufacturer Profile
Manufacturer:
McCULLOCH MOTORS CORP.
Location:
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

Brand(s):
McCULLOCH
Comments:



          Founded by Robert Paxton McCulloch in Milwaukee Wisconsin in 1943. Originally manufactured superchargers and two-cycle drone aircraft engines for military use during WWII. Moved to Los Angeles, Calfiornia January 2, 1946. Located at 6101 West Century Boulevard, across from what was then known as Mines field, later to become Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) When McCulloch purchased the 15 acre property to build his Chain Saw factory it had been a bean field.

          LIST OF SOME OF McCULLOCH "FIRSTS"
          1948 FIRST DIE CAST MAGNESIUM CHAIN SAW.
          1948 FIRST 50 POUND CHAIN SAW.
          1948 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A WATER PROOF, AIR COOLED COIL.
          1948 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A SHORT STROKE, HIGH PERFORMANCE ENGINE.
          1949 FIRST 25 POUND CHAIN SAW
          1949 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH AN ALL POSITION CARBURETOR AND FUEL PUMP
          1949 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A WICK FILTER TYPE FUEL PICKUP.
          1949 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A RIGHT HAND STARTER
          1951 FIRST BALANCED ENGINE CHAIN SAW TO REDUCE VIBRATION
          1953 FIRST LIGHT WEIGHT GEAR DRIVE SAW UNDER 21 LBS.
          1955 FIRST CHAIN SAW TO HAVE BEARINGS IN THE PISTON TO INCREASE SERVICE LIFE.
          1956 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A CARBURETOR ENCLOSED IN FILTERED AIR.
          1961 FIRST LIGHT WEIGHT GASOLINE DRIVEN AC-DC WELDER
          1962 FIRST BALANCED PISTON ENGINE CHAIN SAW
          1962 FIRST CHAIN SAW TO SELF SHARPEN CHAIN
          1962 FIRST CHAIN SAW MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD TO MAKE OVER ONE MILLION SAWS.
          1963 FIRST U.S. CHAIN SAW MANUFACTURER TO OPEN A PLANT IN EUROPE.
          1963 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH AN IDLE SPEED GOVERNOR.
          1963 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A SPARK ARRESTOR SCREEN
          1965 FIRST 10 POUND CHAIN SAW
          1966 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH AN ELECTRIC STARTER
          1966 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH DSP. (DECOMPRESSION VALVE STARTING)
          1966 FIRST CHAIN SAW WITH A REED-TYPE SOUND SILENCING MUFFLER
          1967 FIRST CHAIN SAW MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD TO MAKE OVER TWO MILLION SAWS.
          1968 FIRST 6 POUND CHAIN SAW
          1970 FIRST 6 POUND CLASS CHAIN SAW DESIGNED AND BUILT EXCLUSIVELY FOR THE OCCASIONAL USER.


          November 1965 from CHAIN SAW AGE Magazine.
          McCulloch and OMARK Settle Out-of-Court
          An out-of-court settlement in all pending litigation between Omark Industries Inc. and the McCulloch Corporation has been announced.
          In announcing the settlement, John D. Gray, Omark president and President Robert P. McCulloch said that part of the settlement provided for a long term arrangement under which it is expected that McCulloch will make substantial purchases of saw chain from Omark.
          Also, Omark has granted McCulloch a license under certain of its patents whereby McCulloch can continue to manufacture its present line of chain.
          The first substantial delivery of Omark chain to McCulloch is expected to be made in July, 1966.
          At present, Omark and McCulloch officials are working together, analyzing the amounts of equipment involved so Omark can start supplying McCulloch with chain.
          In a decision handed down last April, Judge Pierson M. Hall of the U.S. district court in Los Angeles upheld Omark's position and found its patent on "Chipper" saw chain valid and infringed by McCulloch.
          The out-of-court settlement accepted Judge Hall's decision as final.
          Although the specific quantities involved were not disclosed, Gray estimated that the McCulloch purchases would possibly represent an increase of 10 per cent in Omark's annual saw chain sales volume.
          "The essence of this settlement," Gray said, "is that Omark has acquired a new customer which ranks as one of the largest chain saw manufacturers in the world."
          He and McCulloch both stated that they expect this to be a long and beneficial relationship for both parties.
          As part of the settlement, McCulloch agreed to take a consent decree upholding Omark's patent in Canada.
 
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