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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: UP-159
Corporate Name: Gilmer Crate and Basket Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Gilmer Crate and Basket Company
Location: One-half mile north of courthouse, due north of Gilmer Ice & Light Plant
County: Upshur
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1914
End Year: 1914
Decades: 1910-1919
Period of Operation: 1914
Town: Gilmer
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crates, baskets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Crate and basket factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: A mechanic lien filed by Denman-Massey Lumber Company against Gilmer Crate & Basket Company in 1914 revealed that the latter was located one-half mile north of the county courthouse in Gilmer and immediately north of the Gilmer Ice & Light Plant.
Research Date: MCJ 05-03-96
Prepared By: M Johnson