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Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: HR-167
Corporate Name: W. M. Lubbock
Local Name:
Owner Name: W. M. Lubbock
Location: District No. 8, U. S. Census, 1860
County: Harris
Years in Operation: 2 years
Start Year: 1859
End Year: 1860
Decades: 1850-1859,1860-1869
Period of Operation: 1859 to 1860
Town: District No. 8, U. S. Census, 1860
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: Steam
Horse Mule Oxen Water
Water Overshot Water Turbine Diesel Unknown
Pit Steam Steam Circular Steam Band
Gas Electricity Other
Maximum Capacity: 7000: 1860
Capacity Comments: 1,565,000 feet of lumber during the reporting period of the Census (estimated 7,000 feet daily)
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: W. M. Lubbock operated a steam sawmill in Harris County in 1860 with a d capital investment of $12,000. He had $22,000 in raw materials and employed seven men at a total monthly wage of $140. The mill produced 1,565,000 feet of rough lumber valued at $24,000.
Research Date: MCJ 05-06-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson