Sandy Hill, New York: J. K. Sanborn, 1868. Envelope or Cover. This advertising packet consists of two four-page brochures illustrated advertising sawmill equipment enclosed in an illustrated advertising cover. It was sent from J. K. Sanborn, a sales agent in Sandy Hill, New York to Milo J Moore in Sherburne, Vermont. The cover is franked with a 2-cent black, grilled Jackson stamp (probably Scott #93). All in nice shape; the envelope shows some openinng roughness along the right edge.
One brochure features a large illustration of Foster’s Patent Canting Machine”, the same illustration as on the envelope.
Quickly and safely “it rolls the log from logway on to the carriage, and rolls it over on the carriage, and will take up a stick of lumber and hold it up any desirable height required [resulting in earnings of] “Five to Fifteen Dollars per day, because [it] turns out from one to three thousand more feet of lumber per day than . . . without the machine.”
The other brochure advertises four other products: a First Class Mill, a Second Class Mill, a Third Class Mill, a Self-Oiling Roller, and a Timber Mill, each with a large illustration.. Very good. Item #009712
Online patent records, lumbering newsletters, and newspaper reports and advertisements indicate that J. K. Sanborn manufactured a variety of lumbering equipment at Sandy Hill from the 1850s to the 1870s.
Milo J. Moore owned a saw mill, stretcher (tool to adjust a saw’s tensioning and levelling), and bowl lathe that was located on the Quechee River in Sherburne, Vermont. (See Sherburne “Township Information” online at rootsweb.com.).