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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: MS-5
Corporate Name: Chambers & McIntyre
Local Name:
Owner Name: Chambers & McIntyre
Location: Daingerfield
County: Morris
Years in Operation: 6 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1884
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1884
Town: Daingerfield
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 1000 in 1905, 4,000 in 1928; 1000 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: 24-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: 500,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Chambers & McIntyre were listed in an 1880 Chicago lumberman directory at Daingerfield. Their mill was located in Precinct 1 of Morris County in the 1880 Census. The circular sawmill was powered by a 24-horsepower steam engine and boiler. Chamber and McIntyre employed nine men at peak production and five normally, paying them $1.00 to $1.50 daily for ten-hour days, winter and summer; the workers received a total wage of $1,000. During twelve months of production, the sawmill, from $2,750 worth of supplies and sawlogs, milled 500,000 feet of lumber worth a value of $5,000. Logging was done on Beaver's Creek. The firm was listed again in the Rand, McNally and Company's Directory and Shipping Guide of Lumber Mills and Lumber Dealers for 1884.
Research Date: MCJ 04-02-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson