c. 1890

Engine, Decker Shingle Mill Portable Steam

The Decker Shingle Mill came to Roots from Comptche, California. The engine was made by Joseph Enright Foundry and Machine Shop, San Jose, California, manufacturers of portable steam engines for threshing, sawmills, flour mills and pumping plants.

Engine, Mansfield Portable Steam

Mansfield engines were well-known for their rapid steaming ability, being able to get into operation from a cold start faster than any other boiler-engine combination.

Donkey, California Iron Works Horizontal Spool, Steam

This very early steam donkey was built in Humboldt County by the California Iron Works before the turn of the century. Bull donkeys were used to replace bulls on long skid roads before many logging companies had access to railroad equipment.
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