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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: TI-15
Corporate Name: Hays & Bivion
Local Name:
Owner Name: Hays & Bivion
Location: Precinct 2
County: Titus
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1879
End Year: 1880
Decades: 1870-1879,1880-1889
Period of Operation: 1879 to 1880
Town: Precinct 2
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: 
Capacity Comments: 200,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Sawmill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: Hays & Bivion were listed in the 1880 Census in Precinct 2 as owing and operating a steam-powered, circular sawmill worth $2,500. They employed ten men at peak production and six normally. The workers were paid $.80 to $1.00 daily for ten-hour shifts; the firm paid out a total wage of $360. In three fulltime months, the sawmill, from $1,100 in supplies and sawlogs, milled 200,000 feet of lumber worth $2,000.
Research Date: MCJ 04-20-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson