POULAN MANUFACTURING CORP.
The first of the Poulan name came in about 1912 under the name Poulan Saw Co. It wasn't until 1946 that they produced their first "Power Saw", the 2-man chainsaw 2400 which was a bow saw. It was the same engine Lombard used in their 2-man GS-6 and GS-7 models which were made from 1943-1945. The first 500 engines were made by Homelite 24X1 and then switched to the 24X2 engine.
Poulan brought the bow bar into the saw market and pretty much lead the way in bow bars. This was due to the southern Pulp wood base market they provided to. This was a regional style logging which wasn't seen in the northeast or west coast logging. The chainsaws that were made by Poulan Manufacturing Corp. were, to say the least, heavy duty built with thick casting and rigid designs and easy straight forward designs that made maintenance easy. They were a top of the line saw that received tremendous use and they were a staple saw in the southern pulp wood industry. They are by far one of my favorite saws to work on, collect, and run!