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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-26
Corporate Name: C. E. Sanford & Son
Local Name:
Owner Name: C. E. Sanford & Son. Sanford & Morris.
Location: Timpson
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 28 years
Start Year: 1901
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1900-1909,1910-1919,1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1901 to 1928
Town: Timpson
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 978 in 1905; 7000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Pine and hardwoods; furniture and vehicle dimension stock, crossties and timbers
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: 12000: 1928
Capacity Comments: 12,000 feet daily in 1928
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill, planing mill, edgers, trimmers, dry kilns
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston East and West Texas, Santa Fe, Timpson & Henderson
Historicial Development: The earliest report of C. E. Sanford is found in the American Lumberman of 1901, reporting that fire had burned five of his dry kilns at a cost of $1,500. Morris & Sanford were operating the planing mill in 1905. Sanford & Son were operating a sawmill business and running a commissary at Timpson in 1928.
Research Date: MCJ 04-15-96
Prepared By: M Johnson