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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-130
Corporate Name: P. B. Melancore
Local Name:
Owner Name: P. B. Melancore
Location: Unknown
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 16-horsepower 12-ft water wheel
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 50,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A water-powered sawmill with a one circular saw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: P. B. Melancore, according to the 1870 Census for Harris County, had $3,000 invested in a water-powered sawmill. The mill had $200 in raw materials. In one month, five men were employed and earned $285 total. 50,000 feet of lumber were cut at a value of $500.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson