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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: CK-156
Corporate Name: Halbert-Dial Box & Crate Factory
Local Name:
Owner Name: Halbert-Dial Box & Crate Factory . Peter R. Albert. N. A. Slover.
Location: Dialville
County: Cherokee
Years in Operation: 87 years
Start Year: 1900
End Year: 1986
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929,1930-1939,1940-1949,1950-1959,1970-1979,1980-1989,
Period of Operation: 1900 to 1986
Town: Dialville
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 22 in 1906; 600 in 1928; 219 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber, crates, boxes,
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill, crate and box machinery, planers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: Peter R. Albert was the organizer of the Albert Mill Company at Dialville around the year 1900. It currently is named the Albert Mill Company of Texas. He bought out the the Slover crate factory about 1914 and renamed it the Halbert-Dial Box & Crate Factory. N. A. Shover (Slover?) was listed in the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association, January 1907. The correct spelling is “Slover.” Jack Slover operated his crate and box factory until Albert bought it. The company operated under the name of Albert- Dial Box and Crate Factory. The plant closed in 1986.
Research Date: MCJ 01-26-96
Prepared By: M Johnson