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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-84
Corporate Name: Warren & Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Warren & Company
Location: Precinct No. 4, Census, 1880, Wood County
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
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
Other
Power Source: 20-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 238,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: One circular and muley saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: In 1880, the Warren & Company sawmill was enumerated in Precinct 4 in the Census of that year. It had a capital value of $1,500. It employed eight men at peak production and five men normally. They were paid $1.00 per day for unskilled labor, working ten-hour shifts in the summer and nine-hour shifts in the winter. Warren & Company paid $500 in total for wages. From $1,300 in supplies and sawlogs, the sawmill manufactured 238,000 feet of lumber worth $2,400.
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson