Carbon River Shingle Company mill workers and children.
Vintage Logging

Vintage logging – Shingles

Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about the shingles, makers and the companies that made them.

1890 Horses hauling shingle bolts for Wait Shingle Mill.
1890 Horses hauling shingle bolts for Wait Shingle Mill.

Two horse team hauling shingle bolts for Wait Shingle Mill, 1890; horses facing toward right; three unidentified men sitting on shingle bolts stacked on sled in center, one unidentified man standing beside sled.

1910 Goodwin Shingle Mill.
1910 Goodwin Shingle Mill.

Men posing outside, near Freshwater Bay in Clallam County.

1912-14 A shingle bolt flume in Capilano Canyon, BC.
1912-14 A shingle bolt flume in Capilano Canyon, BC.
1913 Index Galena Co. mill interior.
1913 Index Galena Co. mill interior.

Shows shingle packing area.

1920s Aloha Lumber Co. shingle mill interior.
1920s Aloha Lumber Co. shingle mill interior.
1920s Loading shingle bolts at Roberts Creek, BC.
1920s Loading shingle bolts at Roberts Creek, BC.
1922 52" redwood shingle bolts at Stoodley's Mill.
Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, California.

Rights Information: Feb 28 2019 Special permission granted by the owning institution, California State University, Chico, CA, US, to WoodchuckCanuck.com, for use of this image for historical logging special collection review. Source: http://www.cdlib.org/

1934 Shake-making.
1934 Shake-making.

Pictured here is H.M. Laing making shakes with a froe.

1936 Illustration of a patent for a Shingle Mill
Inventor Edward S. Field of Kansas City, MO, US

Inventor claims an improvement to the mechanism for alternatively advancing the first end of the block, then the other, for the purpose of producing shingles.

Carbon River Shingle Company mill workers and children.
The Carbon River Shingle Company was headquartered at Fairfax in Pierce County

Carbon River Shingle Company mill workers and children.

A Newfoundland born Canadian with a life long interest in woodworking, baking and anything else that peaks my curiosity.

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