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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: OR-8
Corporate Name: Brosser Wood & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brosser Wood & Co.
Location: Near Orange
County: Orange
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1853
End Year: 1853
Decades: 1850-1859
Period of Operation: 1853
Town: Orange
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Rough pine lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 3000: 1853
Capacity Comments: About 3,000 feet daily
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Upright sash
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: None
Historicial Development: W. T. Block wrote in Cotton Bales, Keelboats and Sternwheelers: A History of the Sabine River and Trinity River Cotton Trades, 1837-1900 that by 1853 sawmill operations near Orange included those of John Merriman, R. A. Neyland, R. H. Jackson, Brosser Wood and Co., and the Empire Mills. The Brosser Wood & Co. mill probably evolved into the Brazee & Woods mill that was operating at Orange in 1857.
Research Date: MCJ 03-23-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson