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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: WK-13
Corporate Name: Bernard Brown (Braun)
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bernard Brown (Braun). E. K. Dillingham of Pine Grove Lumber Company, also with Big Tree Lumber Company at Alonso. Possibly owned by John Traylor earlier.
Location: New Waverly, on the west side of the railroad tracks
County: Walker
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1907
End Year: 1907
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: 1907
Town: New Waverly
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 311 in 1905
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Lumber
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: A boiler and a Houston Stanfield Gamble steam 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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill. A planer knife grinder, filing vise, emory stand, knife balancer, bench vise, a cutoff saw, double surfacer- matcher, dollies, trucks, blower, blower pipe, lumber shed for dressed lumber, various wooden buildings, and dollyways.
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern
Historicial Development: Bernard Brown operated a lumber mill at New Waverly in 1907. He also owned the Montgomery County Lumber Company at Willis. E. K. Dillingham, president of Pine Grove Lumber Company and trustee for this sawmill, sold it to Bernard Brown on October 5, 1907. It was located on property leased from John Traylor. Equipment included a planer knife grinder, a filing vise, an emory stand, a knife balancer, a bench vise, a cutoff saw, a Berlin #52 double surfacer-matcher, six dollies, trucks one blower, a Houston Stanfield Gamble steam engine, a blower pipe, a boiler, a lumber shed for dressed lumber, various wooden buildings, and all dollyways.
Research Date: MCJ 03-30-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson