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Poulan history article
« on: April 14, 2013, 12:41:17 pm »
No clue who put this together.   

Figured some of you guys may like this. Great old pics and info history 16 pages worth. http://dl.owneriq.net/c/c9a0b982-4173-44b8-9483-43ff46d59882.pdf

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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2013, 12:57:25 pm »
Very interesting. Where is the time machine when you need one.

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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2013, 08:09:02 pm »
There was guy who used to post I believe on AS at one time who was the grandson of the founder of Poulan .He was also a wealth of info .

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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2013, 09:10:12 pm »
I've done some trading with a poulan collector from TX.  I think I remember him saying he was involved with poulan down there.
 He is also a wealth of knowledge like none I have ever seen on poulan saws. Might be the same guy.
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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2013, 09:48:31 pm »
I am glad you posted that here.    I have seen it before, but now I will always know where to find it.
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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 12:27:58 am »
that is a great article thanks for posting it. I know few sthil and husky people that should read it.

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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2013, 08:01:24 pm »
Found some more stuff on poulan

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People often misunderstood the roles of the men involved.. some people in my family as well! Essentially, Claude and Harry had HUGE roles in the company. My grandfather (Harry) is on the left. He was the first president of the Poulan Saw company and the first Vice President of the Poulan Manufacturing Company. My uncle Claude (2nd from the right) invented the bow saw and was the first President of the Poulan Manufacturing Company and the first Vice President of the Poulan Saw Company. Poulan Saw Company = Sales, Poulan Manufacturing company = Design/Manufacturing. I'm pretty sure I know the roels of Ernest Garrett and my uncle Fletcher but I need to check with my father to make sure.


From my father: Uncle Fletcher would be called the shop superintendent today. He was also the inventory control specialist. He would look at a parts bin and when the items were getting low, he would cause a production run. Mr. Garrett was the chief designer. Originally, he would make the manufacturing drawings and parts lists. As a group they would decide where to buy stock parts to be incorporated into the design. Later Mr Howard Hill took over some of the every day duties.

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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2013, 11:08:31 pm »
More interesting info and I like the pic.   
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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 03:11:17 pm »
More interesting stuff.  From Wikipedia

Poulan is a brand name of the Swedish manufacturer Husqvarna AB, once a component of the Swedish conglomerate Electrolux. In 2006 Electrolux spun off Husqvarna AB into its own company, with Poulan nested beneath.

Poulan was originally an independent American company based in Shreveport, Louisiana, founded as Poulan Saw Co. in 1912 by chainsaw pioneer Claude Poulan. Purchased in late fifties or early sixties by the Beaird Company, also of Shreveport, it was known as Beaird-Poulan. The company was acquired by Emerson Electric in 1972, and was purchased by Electrolux several years later. A poulan chainsaw model 245a was featured in the 1974 movie The Texas Chain Saw Massacre.

The Poulan brand name is used primarily for outdoor power equipment, such as chainsaws, lawn mowers, and leaf blowers, aimed at the mid-level consumer marker. Since Poulan is owned by Husqvarna, the two brands often share technologies. In recent years Poulan has offered a more upscale "Poulan Pro" brand employing a black and gold color scheme instead of Poulan's traditional green. As a result, Poulan products have been pushed even further downmarket.

Along with Poulan and Husqvarna brand products, Husqvarna also provides lawn mowers, lawn tractors, and other yard equipment to Sears that are sold under Sears' Craftsman house brand name. Most mid-level Craftsman products are slightly altered Poulan products.
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Re: Poulan history article
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2014, 06:59:42 pm »
sawmandave any other history to share?
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