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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-141
Corporate Name: Republic Box Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Republic Box Company
Location: Houston
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 1 year
Start Year: 1928
End Year: 1928
Decades: 1920-1929
Period of Operation: 1928
Town: Houston
Company Town: 0
Peak Town Size: 269,000 in 1928
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Cottonwood, gum, and magnolia box shooks and veneers; also wire-bound boxes, crates, and egg cases.
Sawmill Pine Sawmill Hardwood Sawmill Cypress Sawmill
Planer Planer Only Shingle Paper
Plywood Cotton Grist Unknown
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
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Planing mill
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Many railroads
Historicial Development: The Republic Box Company appeared in the Southern Lumberman's Directory of American Saw Mills and Planing Mills edition of 1928 as operating a planing mill.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson