This book was used to record the quantity of lumber shipped and to which destination for each cutting year. According to this book, the McLachlin Bros. shipped lumber to W.L Proctor and Shepard Hall in Ogdensburg, and Isaac P. Wetmore in Oswego, all in New York State.
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Loading Canadian Pacific freight cars at McLachlin Bros. lumber yard, Arnprior, Ontario. The man in the white shirt and hat has been identified as John Murphy, and the boy seated on the right as Ed Murphy by family members.
Caption reads "Stock-gang with press roll raised to change saws. These rolls, operated by compressed air, can exert a pressure of many thousand pounds or may be instantly raised by the touch of a lever. Safety catches hold the roll in its raised position, protecting the saw [operator] from accident while changing the saw."
Photograph shows men in the bush loading logs onto a sled. Description of operation on the reverse is "Loading logs with a 'side jammer' a derrick affair arranged with blocks & cables. Two 'pigs feet" on end of a crotch chain are hooked into ends of logs and log is then hauled up by a team on cable and log is placed by the top loader or "sky piece." Men who hold ropes attached to "pigs feet" are "bull rope men". They hook the clouts into log & keep it from sconingping??. Two other men keep logs "tailed down' handy??"
Caption reads "Front view of the big Johnson stock-gang. This machine has a capacity of one hundred thousand feet per nine hour day and saws up the smaller logs. The feed-in rolls are independently driven by a Dake engine controlled by the lever in the right hand of the operator. The logs are slabbed by a pair of twin circulars."
Caption reads "Side view of the big stock-gang showing the air cylinders operating the press-rolls. The conveyor chain in the foreground carries the slabs from the twin circulars and drops them on a transfer to the re-saw."