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    1920 lumber stacking lift - photo

    1920 lumber stacking lift.

    The Seattle Cedar mill, located just west of the north end of the Ballard Bridge, opened in 1890. This and other Ballard mills turned out millions of shingles and board feet of lumber until the shrinking supply of cedar logs brought about the end of the industry. The mill was rebuilt after a huge fire in 1958, but closed for good in 1973. This photograph shows two men loading lumber onto a machine which carries it up to a third man who stacks the pile for air drying.



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    Seems they got inspiration from a lift used in a grain mill.

    Wonder who did that rather ornate notation in calligraphy. Not a familiar form, but hand done, flourishes and all. Might have been self generated, but there is a lot of 'engineering' involved toward typefaces either way.

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