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[Logging in East Texas]

Description: Photograph of three individuals loading cut logs onto a truck east of Jasper, Texas. Two men are holding ropes leading to the truck and there are pine trees are located in the background.
Date: 1973
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

[Fleeing from falling tree]

Description: Photograph of three loggers running away from a falling tree. The saw of one of the men is still lodged in the tree as it begins to fall. Photo by: Joe Clark, HBSS. Clark PhotoFile: 7212
Date: 19uu
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men sawing a log]

Description: Photograph of two men cutting a log. The men use a large crosscut saw while another uses an axe to hold the log in place. In the foreground a dog lays on the ground and a boy sits on the log.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men sawing a log(1)]

Description: Photograph of two men cutting a log. The men use a large crosscut saw while another uses an axe to hold the log in place. In the foreground a dog lays on the ground and a boy sits on the log.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Wood-Conveyor

Description: Patent for a wood-conveyor that will "provide a practical device for hauling or conveying wood from a sawing or splitting machine to a convenient place of stacking the wood" (lines 9-12).
Date: January 2, 1906
Creator: Hughs, George G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Portable Sawmill.

Description: Patent for a portable sawmill, which can be put on an ordinary wagon and pulled out to where timber is being cut.
Date: March 15, 1910
Creator: Bryan, Gordon
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Sawmill in the Big Thicket]

Description: Photograph of a sawmill in the Big Thicket area of East Texas near Livingstone. There is a pile of trees located on the left side of the photo and there is miscellaneous milling equipment in the surrounding area.
Date: 1973
Creator: Streng, Evelyn Fiedler
Partner: Texas Lutheran University

Drag-Saw.

Description: Patent for a simple and efficient drag-saw that can be easily transported and adjusted. The saw can also be lifted during operation if necessary. It has a frame, a longitudinally-grooved guiding-bracket attached to the frame, a reciprocating pitman-head that slides into the frame, a crank-shaft that operates the pitman-head, an arm that carries the saw with a pivotal connection to the pitman-head, a saw-frame secured to the pitman-head's outer end, an adjustable strap between the saw-carrying arm and the saw-frame for adjusting the saw-frame, a spring between the arm and the pitman-head, a saw-lifting lever fulcrumed on the machine-frame, a pendent stirrup carried by the lifting-lever and slotted to control the saw-carrying arm, and a guiding-bracket with a slot where the stirrup slides and another slot where the arm moves.
Date: March 3, 1896
Creator: Reeves, Newell Antony
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Stump-Puller.

Description: Patent for a stump-puller that "can be quickly assembled and taken apart, to devise a device which will admit of the rope being quickly paid off from the capstan after the stump has been uprooted, and, finally, to provide a machine which can be easily handled and which will perform the required work in a rapid and satisfactory manner and which can be transported from one stump to the other by being dragged upon the ground" (lines 10-19).
Date: April 7, 1896
Creator: Widmer, Louis J.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loading Mechanism.

Description: Patent for a machine that hauls and loads logs upon cars from either side of the track, or both sides at once. The machine can easily be transported on a car. The machine "consists, essentially, in a platform of about the length of an ordinary log-car and of a height and width to enable it to span the same, mounted upon which are a steam engine and a boiler and a rotating crane, said platform being provided with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with pivoted legs for holding it above the track, with means for locking said legs in a vertical position" (lines 23-30).
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, WIlliam Andrew
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Loader.

Description: Patent for improvements in a machine that hauls logs and loads them on railways, based on a patent application submitted by the inventor previously (serial no. 563,242). A swinging crane loads and unloads the logs.
Date: August 11, 1896
Creator: Fletcher, William A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier that improves on a patent previously granted to Robert E. Terry (No. 481,314). The adjusting lever is made to be more powerful so the log chains can be moved with less friction and will not slip from their guides. Ratchets and pawls prevent the tongue from moving.
Date: May 14, 1895
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Carrier.

Description: Patent for a log-carrier with an improved construction from a previous patent (No. 539,380). Improvements include a change in "the angle of strain of the draft-chain as the lever approaches the horizontal position...when the load is elevated" (lines 34-37). It also maintains "a uniform leverage without the use of guide-rollers or other means" (lines 54-56), and balances the sliding tongue so that "the team is relieved of the weight thereof" (line 62).
Date: December 8, 1896
Creator: Carroll, Joseph Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Wagon-Standard.

Description: Patent for an improvement on wagon-standards, to produce a durable, inexpensive, and simple wagon. When the wagon-body is removed, the wagon-standard can fold compactly. This allows the running-gear to carry timber or a platform for carrying other heavy materials.
Date: December 22, 1896
Creator: Foutrel, Emile
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Log-Cart.

Description: Patent for a log-cart in which "one end of the log is elevated or drawn up underneath the axle, while the other end drags along on the ground" (lines 14-17). This design is more efficient than other models of log-carts.
Date: February 2, 1897
Creator: Moon, Robert G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Camp 1 from North]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company camp 1 from the north end looking south. Note the box car housing along the right of way, which was painted a dull red. Camp 1 was near the Rayville Ranch site in Trinity County, Texas, about 13 miles northwest of Diboll. It replaced the Angelina County camp called Lindsey Springs, and lasted from about 1907-1912.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center