Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company
Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker, Madison, Fl.
This marker was erected by the Madison County Historical Society.
The marker reads as :
" Across Range Street, this unit was used in cotton and peanut processing until 1919 and later carried to Taylor County for use in the lumber industry. With a 5-foot Piston Stroke and a 16-foot Drive Wheel, this 500 HP Engine pulled 65 gins in the World's Largest Sea Island Cotton Processing Plant. It was given to the Society by Earl Lee Loughridge and installed by Jesse Hughey and Paul McClune."
Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Steam Engine of the Florida Manufacturing Company Marker; Steam engine; 5-foot Piston Stroke; 16-foot Drive Wheel; Madison County (Fl.); Madison (Fl.); Plaque --- Florida ---Madison.