Research: Sawmill Database

Alpha-Numeric Key: SA-55
Corporate Name: Davis Post and Tie Company
Local Name:
Owner Name: Davis Post and Tie Company. Davis Post and Lumber Company. W. E. Davis. John Matthew Cartwright. Norbert Breitenback.
Location: Unknown
County: San Augustine
Years in Operation: 4 years
Start Year: 1972
End Year: 1975
Decades: 1970-1979
Period of Operation: 1972 to 1975
Town: Unknown
Company Town: 2
Peak Town Size: Unknown
Mill Pond:
Type of Mill: Post peeling and timber treatment
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: 
Capacity Comments: Unknown
Rough Lumber Planed Lumber Crossties Timbers
Lathe Ceiling Unknown Beading
Flooring Paper Plywood Particle Board
Treated Other
Equipment: Post peeling and timber treatment plant
Company Tram:
Associated Railroads: Unknown
Historicial Development: W. E. Davis, doing business as Davis Post and Lumber Company, for $1,500 in cash plus a note for $11,500 sold to Norbert Breitenback of Odessa the post peeling and timber treatment plant. Norbert Breitenback apparently defaulted on his payments of the old Davis Post and Lumber Company. W. E. Davis and Judy Davis sold two post mills for $45,000 to John Matthew Cartwright, known as the Davis Post and Tie Company. Equipment included a Morbark peeler, an Efrud peeler, trucks, vats, treating equipment, and moving equipment.
Research Date: MCJ 02-19-96
Prepared By: M. Johnson