Early Sawmills

This was a handout out at  the Bloomsburg Fair Sawmill Demonstration. I believe the Up and Down Saw was the type used by Col. Lindsley in his 1790's sawmill on Watson Creek..(Hopefully, when you click on the photo , the print will be more readable. A copy of the original pamphlet took up too much space when I tried to copy  it. Someday, I will master all the technology of scanning!!)
 The center photo does give the idea of the type of saw that was used. From the demo at the fair- sawing a log was a long,tedious job with this type of saw.
PS   6/27/2015
I experimented by " opening in a new window" then clicking on the photo of the saw and the print enlarged to make entire pamphlet more readable.                   Enjoy -Kitty

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