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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-30
Corporate Name: Sawyer & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: Sawyer & Son. E. M. B. Sawyer?
Location: Sawyer
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1893
End Year: 1893
Decades: 1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1893
Town: Sawyer
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
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 12000: 1893
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet of lumber daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East & West Texas
Historicial Development: The firm of Sawyer & Son may be a later development of of Sawyer and Company operated a sawmill on the Houston East and West Texas Railway, south of the Trinity River, in 1880. This Sawyer may be E. M. B. Sawyer who had a sawmill located on the Trinity River in Liberty County from 1876 to 1878. In 1893, Sawyer & Son were reported to be cutting 12,000 feet daily at Sawyer.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M Johnson