THE VAN NATTA BROTHERS


| September/October 1958


The Van Natta Brothers WM. VAN NATTA GEO. VAN NATTA

The picture of the sawmill is one of my portable mills operating in 1946. It was powered by 65 hp. Case engine. Between the years of 1946 and 1951 this mill sawed about 5 million feet of lumber. Most of the time I carried 200 lbs. of steam on boiler that was a high pressure Butt Strap boiler.

I operated the engine at higher speeds than the manufacturer's specifications.

Some people that had experience with steam engines told me that I was running it at speeds that were too much for it. On all the bearings I used the best of machine oil and the best steam cylinder oil that I could get.



During that period I put in one new set of rings, also I had some trouble with the governors. The power output was increased greatly because of the higher speed and higher pressure.

This engine was running just as nice when I quit using it as when I bought it. I swapped this boiler to the late Mr. Arthur Young (Kinzers, Pa.) for a 40 hp. traction (Case.) engine.














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