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Author Topic: Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.  (Read 1374 times)

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Offline steamsawyer

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Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.
« on: March 01, 2017, 12:12:27 am »
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James Leffel steam engine and James A Vance sawmill.

The steam engine was built by James Leffel & Company of Springfield, Ohio.  The horsepower, believed to be 70 to 80 HP however this is unknown, and not labeled on the engine, although the cylinder head has 10 x 10 stamped on it.  It has 34 tubes three inches in diameter and 10 ft. long.  The year of the engine is also unknown, although it has been discussed with fellow steam engine owners and it could be anywhere from 1910 to 1923, or even newer.  It has a double riveted butt-strap boiler.  This is a very big engine when it comes to portables, the boiler is very long, as if it was designed to service other steam items besides operating the engine. Bring your ultra sound and feel free to take readings.  As-is where is.  $14,500.00

The sawmill was manufactured by the J. A. Vance Company of Winston-Salem, NC.  It has a 52 inch diameter blade.  The blade is a 36 B series blade with removable teeth.  The blade was purchased new from B.H. Payne in GA in 2011.  The track length is 60 feet and the carriage length is 16 feet.  The carriage has three headstocks. Also some extra parts come with it like a spare arbor, and some roller beds.    As-is where is.  $4,500.00

A 371 Detroit with belt pulleys is available too.


Alan
J. A. Vance circular sawmill, 52" blade, powered by a 70 HP 9 1/2 x 10 James Leffel portable steam engine.

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Great minds think alike.....  Does your butt itch too?

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Re: Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 09:42:37 pm »
Do you have any current pictures? What part of Florida are you located in? Thanks
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Offline steamsawyer

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Re: Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 01:08:00 pm »
Hey Alabama,
Shoot me an email so I can send some newer pictures and videos. You can look through my gallery for some older pix but since then I built a shed over the mill and at the back of the engine.
I live on the central east coast of Florida... In Vero Beach.
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php?action=profile;u=18317

My email.... steamboatal@att.net

Alan
J. A. Vance circular sawmill, 52" blade, powered by a 70 HP 9 1/2 x 10 James Leffel portable steam engine.

Inside this tired old mans body is just a little boy that wants to go out and play.

Great minds think alike.....  Does your butt itch too?

Alan Rudd
Steam Punk Extraordinaire.

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Re: Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2017, 10:52:41 pm »
Thought I'd bump this up... The price might be more negotiable than you'd think.

Alan
J. A. Vance circular sawmill, 52" blade, powered by a 70 HP 9 1/2 x 10 James Leffel portable steam engine.

Inside this tired old mans body is just a little boy that wants to go out and play.

Great minds think alike.....  Does your butt itch too?

Alan Rudd
Steam Punk Extraordinaire.

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Re: Complete Steam Powered Sawmill For Sale.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 02:40:54 pm »
Well, I sold the sawmill to a local guy through a Craigslist add yesterday. He decided not to take the steam engine so it's still up for sale... Thanks everyone for your time.

I turned him on to the Forestry Forum, so maybe you'll be hearing from him.

Alan
J. A. Vance circular sawmill, 52" blade, powered by a 70 HP 9 1/2 x 10 James Leffel portable steam engine.

Inside this tired old mans body is just a little boy that wants to go out and play.

Great minds think alike.....  Does your butt itch too?

Alan Rudd
Steam Punk Extraordinaire.