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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-269
Corporate Name: William G. Farrington
Local Name:
Owner Name: William G. Farrington. Chester Harris.
Location: New Caney
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1946
End Year: 1946
Decades: 1940-1949
Period of Operation: 1946
Town: New Caney
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: Gasoline
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Portable sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: William G. Farrington owned a portable sawmill outfit, which he kept at the Prince Lumber Company in New Caney. Farrington probably sold his rough cut to Prince Lumber. His equipment included a Hill 3-saw edger with roller, an automatic model M gas engine, a water tank, a portable sawmill, and a Curtis carriage with tracks and skidway. Farrington sold the outfit to Chester Harris in 1946. Harris defaulted on his note to Farrington, who foreclosed on Harris and repossessed the equipment.
Research Date: MCJ 03-21-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson