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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-171
Corporate Name: Max Metzlar
Local Name:
Owner Name: Max Metzlar. O. C. Hennessy, Jr.
Location: A 50-acre tract six miles north of Hufsmith
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1946
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946
Town: Six miles north of Hufsmith
Company Town: 0
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: Continental gasoline power unit
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: A Corinth sawmill, an edger, a 48-inch circular saw, a #427 Continental power plant, and a cutoff saw.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: O. C. Hennessy, Jr., sold his sawmill for $1500, in cash and notes, to Max Metzlar in August, 1947. The sawmill site was located on fifty acres owned by Hennessy, six miles northwest of Hufsmith. O. C. Hennessy, Jr. had bought this mill from O. C. Hennessy, Sr. in Hardin County and moved it to Montgomery County.
Research Date: MCJ 03-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson