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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NE-18
Corporate Name: Adsul Lumber Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: George Adams, Jr. and Thomas B. Sullivan
Location: Adsul, just north of Call, on the Orange and Northwestern RR
County: Newton
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: Built in May 1906; possibly dismantled soon thereafter when timber supply was exhausted
Town: Adsul
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough and finished lumber.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 40000: 1908
Capacity Comments: 40,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular saw and planing mills
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Orange & Northwestern
Historicial Development: The American Lumberman announced in May 1906 that Thomas B. Sullivan “and associates” were then busy constructing their new sawmill on the Orange & Northwestern railroad. George Adams, Jr., was listed as “assistant to Mr. Sullivan.” Timber supply was estimated as “sufficient” to keep the mill “running for several years.” The mill was apparently still in operation when the 1910 U.S. census was taken, but it is believed the mill was dismantled shortly thereafter when the timber supply was exhausted. The mill was possibly dismantled in 1913 and moved elsewhere.
Research Date: JKG 12-10-93, MCJ 5-15-95
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson