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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WD-25
Corporate Name: Graham & Zuckermann
Local Name:
Owner Name: Graham & Zuckermann
Location: District 2
County: Wood
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: District 2
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: 20-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 10000: 1880
Capacity Comments: 1,750,000 feet during the reporting period of the Census
Produced:
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Circular sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Graham & Zuckermann had a sawmill enumerated in District 2 of Wood County in the Census of 1880. This facility was a steam-powered circular sawmill, generating twenty horsepower. Nine workers were employed. For ten-hour shifts, they were paid daily $1.50 for unskilled labor and $2.00 for skilled. Graham & Zuckermann paid $3,600 total in wages. The sawmill, from $9,550 in supplies and sawlogs, manufactured 1,750,000 feet of lumber, worth $16,500
Research Date: MCJ 04-22-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson