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Offline mologger93

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American sawmill
« on: February 07, 2019, 08:39:34 PM »
Hello this is my first time posting. I acquired an American sea bee sawmill in pieces. I'm familiar with old mills and am going to restore it. But it is unique compared to others I've seen and would like to know some history.  If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thank you.

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 08:57:03 PM »
Less than an hour from the NJ line, this area was once American sawmill machinery territory . A lot of no. 1 both friction and belt feed. Almost bought a no.3 roller bearing one time. An old timer that helped me learn to saw had a no. 1 with a log beam conversion. ran it with a reo gold comet.  I have some nice literature including a catalog that shows everything they sold but a government order could be different. What size is it?

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2019, 09:02:52 PM »
They were made in Hacketstown NJ
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
lets all support them and their familys.

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2019, 09:21:02 PM »
The mill that I have is a two head block with roller bearings on the trucks Babbitt bearings on the mandrel. Very heavy built. I don't know what size it is. Thanks for responding. I'm slow to get back still trying to figure out this internet thing.

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2019, 09:31:34 PM »
It is a belt feed. It has American sea bee cast into the knees. Would it be a military mill?

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2019, 08:23:10 AM »
To find any record of a special order would be rare. Sounds like an uncataloged item. American listed about 7 different sizes of sawmills.

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Re: American sawmill
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2019, 10:53:35 AM »
Thanks for the info. I wish I could confirm it to be military. That would be cool.


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