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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-68
Corporate Name: Ford Brothers
Local Name:
Owner Name: Ford Brothers
Location: James
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1905
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1905
Town: James
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Shingles
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
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: Shingle Mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Houston, East & West Texas at Tenaha
Historicial Development: Ford Brothers manufactured shingles at James, in Shelby County, in 1905.
Research Date: MCJ 02-29-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M Johnson