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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SH-128
Corporate Name: J. R. or J. S. Morse
Local Name:
Owner Name: J. R. or J. S. Morse . Sam Wych.
Location: Unknown
County: Shelby
Years in Operation: 5 years
Start Year: 1906
End Year: 1910
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1906 to 1910
Town: Choice
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: 1906: 10-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam engine, one 44-inch by 12-ft Henderson boiler. 1910: 36-inch by 10-ft boiler, a 7-inch by 10-inch Ames engine, an Atlas 9-inch by 12-inch engine
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: 1909: “the Sam Wych sawmill” and an edger
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Sam Wych was operating a sawmill in Shelby County in 1906. It had a 10-inch by 12-inch Atlas steam engine, one 44-inch by 12-ft Henderson boiler, an edger, and a cutoff saw. By 1909 or 1910, J. R. (or J. S.) Morse had come into possession of the sawmill “known as the Sam Wych sawmill.” Much of Wych's machinery was gone, but the sawmill and edger remained. Morse's equipment included a 36-inch by 10-ft boiler, a 7-inch by 10-inch Ames engine, an Atlas 9-inch by 12-inch engine, and an edger.
Research Date: MCJ 03-01-96
Prepared By: M Johnson