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"Back in the Day"

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by hurn13, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. hurn13

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    All pictures are of Allen Logging Company Forks,WA

    I'll post some more later. Enjoy.
     
  2. Colorado Digger

    Colorado Digger Senior Member

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    those are truly amazing fotos. thanks, keep em coming
     
  3. Vigilant

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    Nice. Thanks. Is Mayr brothers still in business out that way?
     
  4. Ryan Rønning

    Ryan Rønning Well-Known Member

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    Those are some very cool old pictures.
     
  5. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Heres a older one of a drop line landing a turn guess it can't be that old really , the chaser has a hard hat on . i'll dig out some more and scan them soon and post more also . i think these old shots are great and amazing . My grandfather alway said" back then the Men were made out of steel and the machines were wood "
     

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  6. hurn13

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    On the last picture notice the Berger tube in the back. I counted 8 guylines. Also the truck is being towed up the hill. :tong

    More pictures to come later.
     
  7. Jumbo

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    Post #6 First photo, that appears to be a wooden reach. Uncle had one in the early '60s that I drove prior to being legal to drive.... 12' bunks and 3' stakes. Exhaust right out of the hood, a 220 Cummins and a 4X4 transmission with 14x24 tires. Power steering was unheard of then. I may be incorrect, but I am fairly sure it was a '48 Mack "L" series. Not too sure about the model though. A year or so later, he changed to a steel reach.
     
  8. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    These pictures don't have any machines in them except for the faller and scaler lol ( Dad alway told me to let the machine do the work , only problem was he thought i was the machine HEHE ). i was wonder if someone could tell when the scalers left the bush and started to scale on the flat and sometimes paved sorts on the B C coast
     

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  9. Born2clearcut

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    Heres a copy of a wage scale from the Queen Charlotte Island Spruce Negotiations . Sorry the year is unknown . Just thought a few of you might want to compare your today rate to what they got yesterday, most positions don't even apply anymore . Maybe we should go back to towers and wooden trees and get some boys back to work again :cool:
    P.S if you find picture too small you can use Ctrl and your scroll wheel on mouse at same time to make page larger or smaller depends on which way you scroll the wheel
     

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    It was in 1972 I believe the year of the fallers Strike when they went from being payed by the board foot to the day rate. The Scalers had the choice of being broken in as a faller or using their senority to bump into another job.It was a long strike for them as they did not want the day rate for most part
     
  11. trakloader

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    I remember hearing about how many scalers used to get killed and injured in those days, lots of them were just kids doing it as a summer job. They would end up standing in the path of falling trees, etc. Others would start playing with the saws and cause all kinds of trouble.
     
  12. dirty4fun

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    Great pictures thanks for sharing them with us. Will be looking forward to any thing else you have to share, for sure.
     
  13. Born2clearcut

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    found a few more wages rates for camp 3 youbou and camp 6 caycuse the year 1936, Might be alittle hard to read sry about that . I find them interesting hope some of you do also
     

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  14. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    R & R time at Skidgate Lake , North Coast Timber , Queen Charlotte Islands 1942
     

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  15. trakloader

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    More from Skidegate Lake. I think the North Coast Timber camp burned down in 1943 or 44.
     

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  16. trakloader

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    More.........
     

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    More Skidegate Lake.
     

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  18. Born2clearcut

    Born2clearcut Senior Member

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    Those are some pretty kool pics trakloader
     
  19. Big Creek

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    Old Mill Photo

    Does any one recognize this mill? WAG that it is in the Gales Creek, Oregon area.
     

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  20. Jdigger4130

    Jdigger4130 Well-Known Member

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    WOW!!! GREAT STUFF GUYS!!! really workin for A living then!!! Super photos guys! Please keep em coming!