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Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896

 
 
Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
1. Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896 Marker
Inscription.  
This sawmill was manufactured by Scheidler Machine Works, which was located in the brick building across the street that now houses The Works museum.

Scheidler Machine Works was in operation from 1881-1926, manufacturing as many as 75 steam engines, 80 sawmills, and 50 grain separators annually.

Reinhard Scheidler, proprietor of Scheidler Machine Works, was born in Germany in 1834 and immigrated to America in 1851. After working as a machinist in Maryland, he settled in Newark, Ohio in 1855. In 1861, Reinhard partnered with John McNamar, who operated the Newark Machine Co., and together they created their own firm. However, in 1881, the firm dissolved and each man started his own factory.

On April 29, 1903, a steam engine exploded during testing, killing Mr. Scheidler and injuring several of his employees.

[Captions:]
A view of the Scheidler Machine Works from across 1st Street. Notice the large building on the left, which is now The Works Museum.

Reinhard Scheidler held more than 67 patents on improvements in steam engine design and attachments.

 
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historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is April 29, 1903.
 
Location. 40° 3.416′ N, 82° 23.883′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on South 1st Street north of Yearly, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 56 S 1st St, Newark OH 43055, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. How the sawmill works… (here, next to this marker); How it got here - A sawmill comes home (here, next to this marker); A community effort comes together (here, next to this marker); Early Transportation in Newark (a few steps from this marker); Ohio & Erie Canal FAQ's (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio & Erie Canal Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Newark Native Jerryie Mock (within shouting distance of this marker); The Interstate Highway System (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 2, 2022
2. Scheidler Sawmill - Manufactured ca. 1896 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 22, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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