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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SM-16
Corporate Name: East Texas Crate & Basket Factory
Local Name:
Owner Name: East Texas Crate & Basket Factory
Location: Tyler: East Commerce and Anderson
County: Smith
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1934
End Year: 1934
Decades: 1930-1939
Period of Operation: 1934
Town: Tyler
Company Town: 1
Peak Town Size: 21,000 in 1928; 17113 in 1934
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Crates and baskets
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
Power Source: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 20000: 1934
Capacity Comments: 20,000 feet daily in 1934
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill, crate and basket factory
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: International & Great Northern; St Louis Southwestern
Historicial Development: East Texas Crate & Basket Factory operated a crate and basket factory at Tyler in 1934.
Research Date: MCJ 04-16-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson