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Identification
« on: May 05, 2019, 01:50:43 PM »
 

 

 

 

 

 


New to the forum! After weeks of research I知 still at a loss.
It came out of GA, and was said to be at least 100 yrs old. Only markings on the mill all begin with S on the castings, pulleys and etc. The mill has a case power unit with it. All of the mill is there and seems to operate as it should by manually rolling the belt drive.
We are hoping to semi restore back to operation for weekend type milling.
There are some parts that need repair, more cosmetic I think than anything.


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Re: Identification
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2019, 10:36:43 AM »
At one time each area had there own saw mill. Mainly close to a foundry

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Re: Identification
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2019, 06:58:31 PM »
Frick used that 2 drop rods off the reach rod pivot way back. The 2 rachet wheel setworks is a clue. The heavy open dog racks don't look like frick. Could be an assembled sawmill built from others parts.

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Re: Identification
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 05:44:49 AM »
The mill is out of the South, so I'm thinking more along the lines of a Meadows.  I sawed on a Meadows a long time ago, and I think it was a lot like a Frick.  Miner is another company from the South.
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Re: Identification
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2019, 12:08:08 PM »
Any more ideas??

 

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Re: Identification
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2019, 12:37:11 PM »
Frick had a setworks like that. But nothing in Wendel's book shows those open ended tooth dog racks. Old mill id. is a mind teaser to me. I need more time to go into my files.

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Re: Identification
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 03:42:15 PM »
Yes it is from the south. A rainy Sunday and I dug through my files and it is a Turner from Statesville North Carolina. The open ended dog racks gave it away. It may be the Turner ball and roller mill. That company also built peanut harvesting machinery. This is shown in C.H.Wendel's  book ' the circular sawmill'. However in W.W. Hartge's  Different makes of mills there is a better photo.

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Re: Identification
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 06:27:13 PM »
Thanks!! I don稚 think I would have ever figured it out... I looked and that痴 it for sure... Now for the FUN stuff, getting it all back together!!! I took plenty of pictures and measurements before we disassembled, so hopefully it will go back together somewhat easier!!!!!
I知 a little on the perfectionist side, so it may take awhile. It had a flat belt pulley but I知 thinking I want to go to a v-belt style? Anyway thanks again and will post some pics once we get started on the resurrection!!!!!

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Re: Identification
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2019, 07:09:11 PM »
Vee belt is so much better in use and the pulleys and belts are much cheaper than a few years back. [yes, China made]. If you have to spend any real money, spend it on the mandrel , that is the heart of the mill and if that is not right, nothing will be. Good luck, have fun and keep F.F. posted.


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