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Marine Vessels

Description: Patent for new and useful Improvements in Marine Vessels. Relates to marine vessels used for towing timber.
Date: January 4, 1921
Creator: Collier, Hugh R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Men sawing a log]

Description: Photograph of two men cutting a log. The men use a large crosscut saw while another uses an axe to hold the log in place. In the foreground a dog lays on the ground and a boy sits on the log.
Date: 194X
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A logging truck traveling down a road]

Description: Photograph of a logging truck traveling down a road. The logging truck is carrying a large number of logs. A forest can be seen on both sides of the road. The hood of an automobile can be seen in the foreground of the image.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[A damaged forest]

Description: Photograph of a damaged forest landscape. The majority of the trees appear to be torn down, likely due to logging. A pile of wooden planks is visible in the foreground. A clearing can be seen in the background.
Date: [1939..1989]
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Planing Mill Interior - North End]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company planing mill from the north end. The January 18, 1908 issue of American Lumberman reports that the planing mill had one 8x30 sizer, one 8x18 sizer, four 15-inch No. 2 combination matchers, six 9-inch matchers, one 10-inch outside molder, one 15-inch inside molder, six swing cutoff saws, two resaws, two edgers, one lath machine, and two blowers. It was 252 by 80 feet in area, employed 43 people and had a daily capacity of 275,000 feet of lumber.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Corliss Steam Sawmill Engine]

Description: Photograph of a Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill engine, a 24x48 500 horse power Filer & Stowell Corliss steam engine, with an 18-foot fly wheel. A company employee is depicted in the background. This is likely sawmill 1, or the yellow pine mill.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 1 Interior - South End]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1 interior from the south end, showing mill machinery. It was also called the "yellow pine mill" because it cut yellow pine. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine. American Lumberman reports that in 1907 the mill had a daily capacity of 240,000 board feet of lumber and 65,000 feet of lath. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and rebuilt by September of that year.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Yellow Pine on the Band Saw Dock]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill 1, or yellow pine mill, showing yellow pine logs on the band saw dock. This view is from the log end. Construction for this mill began on March 1, 1903, and the mill became operational on June 12 of the same year. It replaced the original mill that was built in 1894. The mill was powered by a 500 horse powered Filer & Stowell 24x40 inch Corliss steam engine. American Lumberman reports that in 1907 the mill had a daily capacity of 240,000 board feet of lumber and 65,000 feet of lath. This mill was destroyed by fire on January 7, 1968 and rebuilt by September of that year.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[A Log atop the Endless Chain]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company log pond from the top of the endless chain incline. The photograph shows how logs were attached to the chain and pulled upward from the mill pond and into the sawmill.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Sawmill No. 2 Interior]

Description: Photograph of the interior of the Southern Pine Lumber Company sawmill no. 2, also called the hardwood mill. This view is from the log end and shows hardwood logs on a band saw dock, a band saw, and a company employee. This mill was built between December 1906 and April 1907. All sawmill equipment was in a 40x155 feet area and the lath mill annex was 28x60 feet. Although it was sometimes called the hardwood mill, it also cut pine. The mill's daily capacity during a daytime run was 60,000 feet of pine and 40,000 feet of hardwoods, with a day and night yellow pine capacity of 120,000 feet. Hardwoods were not cut at night. Sawmill 2 was dismantled in 1954.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Baseball Team]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company baseball team. The team was supported by Southern Pine's athletic society, which was open to young men of semiexective positions such as office work. It was not uncommon for East Texas lumber companies to have their own teams that played against one another. Tennis was also a focus of the athletic society.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center

[Southern Pine Lumber Company Tennis Court]

Description: Photograph of the Southern Pine Lumber Company tennis court and club at play, while showing the lumber yard in the background. The company had an athletic society that was open to young men who held semiexecutive positions such as office workers. Baseball was another focus of the society.
Date: 1907
Creator: American Lumberman
Partner: The History Center
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