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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MO-46
Corporate Name: Collins, Paterson, & Co
Local Name:
Owner Name: I. A. Collins, I. H. Collins, C. M. Osborn, W. P. Terrell
Location: Brantley, Kelly's Switch
County: Montgomery
Years in Operation: 3 years
Start Year: 1888
End Year: 1890
Decades: 1880-1889,1890-1899
Period of Operation: 1888 to 1890
Town: Brantley, Kelly's
Company Town: 1
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
Power Source: Unknown
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
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe Railroad
Historicial Development: Collins, Patterson, & Co. (I. A. Collins, W. P. Terrell, I. H. Collins, C. M. Osborn) had a sawmill in 1888 at Brantley (later Kelly's Switch). C. M. Osborn sold his interest to I. H. Collins on January 1, 1890, for $1,416 in promissory notes. I. A. Collins sold his interest to W. P. Terrell on March 19, 1890, for $1,000 cash and two notes for $800 each. I. H. Collins and H. J. Montgomery had another sawmill at Kelly's Switch they sold to Lake Creek Lumber Company in 1888, which eventually became an Oualline mill site. The Bills of Sale revealed the assets: a complete sawmill with a steam engine and boiler, an edger, a blacksmith shop, oxen and wagons, a tram locomotive, log cars, and tram road on the Montgomery branch of the Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe.
Research Date: MCJ 03-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson