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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: PA-42
Corporate Name: E. L. Etheridge
Local Name:
Owner Name: E. L. Etheridge
Location: Unknown
County: Panola
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1906
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906
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: 20-horsepower steam engine mounted on a wheeled Cornish boiler
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: No. 3 sawmill, a 40-inch solid-tooth saw, a 56-inch solid-tooth saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Texas, Sabine Valley & Northwestern, became Texas & Gulf in 1905.
Historicial Development: E. L. Etheridge ordered, in 1906, sawmill machinery from A. B. Farquahar Co, Ltd, of York, Pennsylvania, for $1057.70. The equipment included a No. 3 sawmill, a 40-inch solid-tooth saw, a 56-inch solid-tooth saw, an Ajax steam engine mounted on a wheeled Cornish boiler, a 20-foot saw carriage, blocks, a friction feed, chains, two lumber trucks, a crowbar, a log turner, and various other items.
Research Date: MCJ 02-08-96
Prepared By: M Johnson