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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: JE-11
Corporate Name: Bettis Manufacturing Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Bettis Manufacturing Company
Location: Beaumont
County: Jefferson
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1905
End Year: 1908
Decades: 1900-1909
Period of Operation: About 1905 to 1907
Town: Beaumont
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: 25,000 in 1905; 65,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Boxes, crates, interior finish, brackets, ballasters
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Other
Power Source: Unknown
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: Box factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Santa Fe
Historicial Development: The Bettis Manufacturing Company appeared in the January 1905 and 1907 editions of the Reference Book of the Lumbermen's Credit Association as a manufacturer of boxes and crates in Beaumont. The Southern Lumberman in OCtober 1908 reported that the company was working hurriedly to finish orders in Chicago for ballasters, brackets, and interior finish.
Research Date: JKG 8-23-93, MCJ 04-11-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson