• Created Date
  • ca. 1930
  • Description
  • Note taken from a document of unknown origin accompanying some of Harry Hall's photographs: Merrill & Ring, Pysht. In 1927 Merrill & Ring brought three very powerful Washington diesel powered yarders. Two of these machines were equipped with 6 cylinder marine diesel engines. The one in this picture was the largest with 8 cylinders. Although these machines were very powerful they were quite slow, and were not too popular with hooktenders whose ... more
    Note taken from a document of unknown origin accompanying some of Harry Hall's photographs: Merrill & Ring, Pysht. In 1927 Merrill & Ring brought three very powerful Washington diesel powered yarders. Two of these machines were equipped with 6 cylinder marine diesel engines. The one in this picture was the largest with 8 cylinders. Although these machines were very powerful they were quite slow, and were not too popular with hooktenders whose reputation was dependent on production. They were not too popular with the rest of the crew either due to the 1 1/2 inch steel core chokers necessary for a machine of this size. Shortly after introduction it became a standing order that the lower gear was not to be used because the sound of the engine could not be depended on to gauge the line pull before chokers parted. In practice they were usually used as 'cold deck' donkeys to yard a setting of approximately 40 acres to the base of the spar tree, which was located approximately 1/2 mile... less
  • Format
  • image
    photograph
    1 photograph : b&w
    Scanned on a flatbed scanner between 300-600 ppi, re-sized with dynamic range adjustment and sharpening and saved as a JPEG using Adobe Photoshop 8.0
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