I would think the saw would be usable, or more accurately, restoration wise; at least to the point of being worth it. The wagon parts though, too many in this state anyway to be worth anything. Ever farmer has "an old cellar hole" out back filled with that stuff.
Short history lesson here....
During the 1800's to 1850's, Maine was a very popular place, having more people then it does today. But farming this cold, rock strewn land was too much, and when people left for the great mid-west, they left thousands and thousands of homes behind. These homes are nothing more than stone cellar holes now that most farmers have used as dumps over the years. Finding old sleigh parts, wagon parts and stuff like that is everywhere.
We got "the old cellar hole" on us that used to be an Inn back when this area was the main thoroughfare between Augusta Maine and Bangor Maine. The rock walls of the old Inn, the stable, the meeting house and whatnot are all there, but the cellar hole is filled with junk, and the fields have grown up into some nice stands of Spruce and Hardwood lumber.
You have to watch out around these places though, they still have their hand-dug rock wall lined wells though. Some as deep as 20-30 feet. Most farmers throw steel or boards over them to keep people from falling in, but they rot and rust over the years, and people just forget they are there. A local kid found that out when he fell in one and had to be rescued by the fire department a few years ago.
Last edited by Travis Johnson; 01-16-2008 at 09:43 AM.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"