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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-69
Corporate Name: H. Roberts & Co.
Local Name:
Owner Name: H. Roberts & Co.
Location: Unknown
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1869
End Year: 1870
Decades: 1860-1869,1870-1879
Period of Operation: 1869 to 1870
Town: Unknown
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 
Capacity Comments: 1,000,000 feet of lumber 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: A sawmill with one circular saw
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: The sawmill of H. Roberts & Co., according to the 1870 Census, d a $3,000 capital investment, in Harris County, had $2,000 in raw materials. Employing ten who earned a total wage of $5,000 in twelve months, the sawmill cut 1,000,000 feet of lumber worth $12,500.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson