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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: AN-25
Corporate Name: Wingate and Lynch
Local Name:
Owner Name: Wingate and Lynch
Location: Division 7, 1880 Census
County: Anderson
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
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
Power Source: 25-horsepower steam engine
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 6000: 1880
Capacity Comments: Estimated average of 6,000 feet per day
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: The Wingate and Lynch mill operated for nine months during the census year ending May 31, 1880. It was valued at $2,500 and the owners paid from $1.00 to $3.00 per day to twenty-five employees (including three children under the age of sixteen]. The work day was eleven hours. Skilled labor could earn $3.00 daily and unskilled $1.00. The total wages paid were $2,250. Wingate and Lynch did their own logging “around the mill.” From $4,600 in mill supplies and sawlogs, the mill produced 1,500,000 board feet for a gross value of $15,000.
Research Date: JKG 12-1-93, MCJ 03-06-96
Prepared By: J. Gerland, M. Johnson