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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-65
Corporate Name: Texas Arm & Pin Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Texas Arm and Pin Company; D. Call, R. E. Kelley, R. A. Greer, and F. W. Greer
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 16 years
Start Year: 1899
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1890-1899,1900-1909,1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1899 to about 1914
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 25,000 in 1905; 65,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Poles, arms, and pins
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: 5000: 1906
Capacity Comments: 5,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: F. W. Greer left Texas Tram to form the Texas Arm and Pin Company in 1899, which capitalized at $10,000. The organizers were D. Call, R. E. Kelley, R. A. Greer, and F. W. Greer. With offices in Beaumont, the company intended to build plants at Beaumont and Deweyville. The plant was not listed in the 1915 edition of the Directory of American Sawmills.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 03-12-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson