Vintage logging – band saw mills
Each Saturday morning I review 10 vintage logging, forestry and saw milling photos. This week’s review of vintage logging is about band saw mills.
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Inventor Charles E. Cleveland of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, US claims an improvement to the band saw mill whereby he provide the means of an automatic fluid-pressure saw-straining device to provide tension to the blade.
Inventor Charles E. Cleveland of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin claims an improvement to the log feed mechanism for the twin band saw mill.
Inventor Hermann G. Dittbenner of Minneapolis, Minnesota claims invention to the improvements of the double ege band saw mill improving the bridging devices for bridging over the space between the log deck and the carriage without interrupting or itnerfering with the actions of the lumber conveyor or conveying means, and to also improve the lumber conveyng device.
Inventor Abel D. Catlin, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, claims improvements to the vertical band saw mill, in particular, a means for guiding the band saw at a point adjacent to the log or other piece being sawed.
Inventor Henry C. Hansen of Hoquiam, Washington, claims an invention especially designed for use in cutting off shingle blocks.
Inventor Fletcher L. Walker and Hermann G. Dittbenner of Minneapolis, MN claim an improvement in band saw milling, the objective is to imporve the means for taking the boards from teh saw as they are cut form the log, turning the same from vertical to horizontal positions, and delivering the same to the feed rollers of the mill.
The log was 10′ in diameter on the small end and 40′ long. The bandmill had wheels that were 10′ in diameter width and saw blade 65′ in length x 16″ wide x 0.25″ thick.
Richard D Inskeep
we had quad gang bands, up dogs, small(er) log mill …big Log Mill Headrigs
at, Edward Hines Lumber Co @ Hines, OR
That Weyco setup in Washington is the largest band mill I’ve ever encountered…
in ’79 after St Helens, I imagine the need for that big bad boy disappeared
Jim Barry…..I’ve got some old prints fron Ken Brauner….still like to obtain some more or simlar
….don’t have to be
Do you know what is the largest Band Headrig still runnning in North America?
No, I don’t.