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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HD-9
Corporate Name: Brown Hardwood Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Brown Hardwood Company
Location: Silsbee
County: Hardin
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Silsbee
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 600 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Hardwoods and pine 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: 25000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 25,000 feet daily
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, edgers, trimmers
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: Brown Hardwood Company had a circular sawmill at Silsbee in 1928. It also had a mill at Carthage in Panola County and one at Kilgore, Gregg County. It earlier had a tie mill at Fletcher, cutting ties for the Kirby Lumber Company.
Research Date: JKG 10-13-93, MCJ 03-13-96
Prepared By: J Gerland, M Johnson