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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: NA-257
Corporate Name: W. H. Duncan
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. H. Duncan, rents to D. T. Parmley
Location: Unknown
County: Nacogdoches
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1925
End Year: 1925
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1925
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: 4-horsepower gas engine and 10-inch by 14-inch 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: Unknown
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: 4-horsepower gasoline engine, a portable boiler, a circular saw, a cut-off saw, a slab bench, two lumber buggies, a 10-inch by 14-inch steam engine, an Enterprise portable boiler, a sawmill carriage, blacksmith tools, etc.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: W. H. Duncan had a sawmill outfit in Nacogdoches County. In 1925, he rented it to D. L. Parmley for $15 a month. The equipment consisted of a 4-horsepower gasoline engine, a portable boiler, a circular saw, a cut-off saw, a slab bench, and two lumber buggies. Parmley's own equipment consisted of a 10-inch by 14-inch steam engine, an Enterprise portable boiler, a sawmill carriage, blacksmith tools, etc.
Research Date: MCJ 02-10-96
Prepared By: M Johnson