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J. Clubley Armstrong DANARM

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March 1946
January 1953.
December 1955
January 1977. Darnarm hedge trimmer.
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J. Clubley Armstrong DANARM Ltd., of Abford House, Wilton Road, London, SW1.

1941 The Danarm name originated when a designer, J. Clubley-Armstrong, and the Stroud engineering company T. H. and J. Daniels produced the first Danarm chainsaw.

The first saws were powered by Villiers 2-stroke engines, from 80cc up to 350cc. The larger models were capable of taking cutter bars up to 7ft in length. Many of the early saws were supplied to War Office specification for use in jungle battle areas.

1945 J. Clubley Armstrong

1953 As J. Clubley Armstrong Darnham Ltd, ditto address

c1954 The DD8F Saw was introduced, with a Villiers 98cc '8F' 2-stroke engine, which could be used easily by one man at any angle. This model became famous worldwide.

1956 As J. Clubley Armstrong Darnham Ltd, ditto address.

1960s/'70s The company developed its own engines which later incorporated an anti-vibration system using coil springs. As magnesium castings were used for the larger components, saws gradually became lighter in weight.

Until 1984, the company also became involved with many other products, including Cultivators, Brushcutters, Hedgetrimmers, Lawnmowers, Pumps and Generators, as well as Chainsaws.



  • Note: (01/09)
    • Now as Danarm Machinery Ltd, based in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, the company has its own website: [1]



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