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Guide to the Potlatch Corporation. Pres-To-Log Division Records ; Potlatch Corporation. Pres-To-Log Division Records

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Guide to the Potlatch Corporation. Pres-To-Log Division Records 1933-1989

Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Overview of the Collection

Title: Records
Creator: Potlatch Corporation. Pres-To-Log Division
Dates: 1933-1989
Quantity: 3.0 cubic feet
Abstract:Correspondence, leases, photographs, and engineering drawings pertaining to the manufacture and marketing of Pres-to-logs by Potlatch Corporation and Wood Briquettes, Inc.
Identification: MG388
Language: English
Repository: University of Idaho Library Special Collections and Archives
Moscow, ID 83844-2351

Arrangement and Description

The records were in no apparent order when received. Some material was in labeled folders while other material was not foldered at all. Material within folders was not always consistent with the label. Records were therefore separated by company. Original folder heading were kept if appropriate.The material in this record group is arranged in two series, Wood Briquettes, Inc. and Potlatch Corporation.The papers generated by Wood Briquettes, Inc., which manufactured and leased Pres-to-log machinery, are in series one. These papers are subdivided into three sections. The first contains corporate records, general information on the product, general correspondence, and financial records. The second section consists of correspondence with companies leasing machinery. The third section contains an incomplete set of engineering drawings for Pres-to-log machinery.The second series contains papers generated by Potlatch Corporation, the parent company of Wood Briquettes. Included are research reports, correspondence pertaining to the sale of the equipment after the dissolution of Wood Briquettes, material relating to patents, and costs of operating the plants.

Scope and Content

The Pres-to-log records of the Potlatch Corporation span the years 1933 to 1989, with the bulk of the material covering the decades of 1940, 1950 and 1960.

Included in the records are Wood Briquettes, Inc., correspondence with companies leasing Pres-to-log machines, general information on the product, photographs, and engineering drawings.

Additional information on Pres-to-logs may be found in other Potlatch Corporation records including MG135, MG139, and MG192.


Administrative/Biographical History

Wood Briquettes, Inc. which manufactured and leased the Pres-to-log machinery and marketed the logs, was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Potlatch Corporation. It was incorporated in the state of Delaware in 1933 by M.S. Cook, A.L. Raughley, and J.M. Townsend, all of Dover, Delaware. Officers were C.L. Billings, Otto Leuschel, H.L. Torsen, of Lewiston, ID, and G.F. Jewett of Coeur d'Alene. Other directors were J.P. Weyerhaeuser, Jr., and Laird Bell. Pres-to-logs were made from compressed wood shavings, sawdust and chips, and required one-quarter the space of the original wood. The first machine started production in April 1936. The patent for the Pres-to-log machine expired in 1960 and none were built after that time. The company eventually lost control over the machines and producers and in 1984 the directors consented to dissolve the company. All assets were transferred to the parent company, Potlatch Corporation by the end of 1985,and that company sold the remaining machinery.


Subjects

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the online catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Forestry and Forest Products
Idaho

Potlatch Corporation. Pres-to-log Division
Wood Briquettes

Fuelwood -- Idaho
Wood products -- Idaho

Administrative Information

Source

The records of the Potlatch Corporation Pres-to-log Division were donated to the University of Idaho Library by James C. McAdoo of the Potlatch Corporation in January 1995.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I. Wood Briquettes, Inc. 1933-1989
A. General 1933-1989
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1/11/1Action plan 1984-1985 22 items
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1/21/2Bitco Drive, general information 1985-1989 5 items
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1/31/3Board of directors minutes 1963-1965 3 items
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1/41/4Bowling, R.T. The mechanical development of a wood-briquetting machine 1940 5 items
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1/51/5Canadian trademark 1964 6 items
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1/61/6Competitive makes 1970 4 items
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1/7-81/7-8Corporate documents 1933-1955 95 items
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1/91/9Corporate documents: California filings 1945 14 items
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1/101/10Corporate documents: Sample lease agreements undated 2 items
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1/11-121/11-12Correspondence 1947-1984 71 items
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1/131/13Correspondence: Pres-to-log machines 1966-1989 9 items
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1/141/14Correspondence: Purchase of Pres-to-log machines 1984-1985 35 items
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1/151/15Correspondence: Use of name Pres-to-log 1964-1980 11 items
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1/16-171/16-17Dissolution 1983-1985 21 items
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1/181/18Dissolution: Sale of microfilms of drawings 1985 9 items
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1/191/19Dow, Frank P. Co., Freight forwarders 1964-1972 23 items
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1/201/20Federal Communications Commission 1967-1969 2 items
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1/211/21General Electric motor data 1963 1 item
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1/221/22Instruction manuals undated 3 items
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1/231/23Insurance claim 1968 3 items
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1/241/24Inventory 1966-1967 3 items
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1/251/25Miscellaneous 1963-1977 35 items
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1/261/26Pres-to-log information packet 1986 2 items
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1/271/27Recap - all licenses 1970-1987 19 items
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1/281/28Report on inspection trip: Coeur d'Alene 1972 1 item
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1/291/29Report on inspection trip: Sacramento and San Francisco 1959 1 item
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1/301/30Report on inspection trip: Southern Idaho 1964 1 item
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1/311/31Royalty payments 1967-1968 5 items
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1/321/32Sales territory and licenses 1963 43 items
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1/33-341/33-34Statements of income 1966-1984 56 items
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1/351/35Stoker machine parts list undated 1 item
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1/361/36Use of non-wood material in manufacture of Pres-to-logs 1951-1968 27 items
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1/371/37Wood Briquettes, Inc., G. Miller v. 1972 1 item
B. Correspondence 1933-1987
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1/381/38Ashley Colter Ltd., Fredericton, N.B. 1963-1972 23 items
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1/391/39Atlantic Forest Products, Minto, N.B. 1970-1971 6 items
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1/40-411/40-41B.C. Forest Products, Ltd., Victoria, B.C. 1952-1965 51 items
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1/421/42Biles-Coleman Lumber Co., Omak, WA 1970-1972 7 items
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1/431/43Bitco, Inc. 1966-1970 7 items
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1/441/44Capitol Lumber So., Salem, Oregon 1965 2 items
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1/451/45Co-op Vegetable Oils, Altona, Manitoba 1964-1965 4 items
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1/461/46Deer Park Pine Industry, Deer Park, WA 1964-1971 5 items
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1/471/47DeSoto Hardwood Flooring Co., Memphis, TN 1966-1971 11 items
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1/481/48Eaton Lumber Co., Jay, NY. 1965-1968 50 items
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1/491/49Glenco forest products, Inc., Sacramento ca. 1953-1972 5 items
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1/501/50Haileyburg Lumber Co., Swastika, Ont. 1963-1964 5 items
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1/511/51Haney Supply, Colville, WA 1966-1973 5 items
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2/522/52Harris Manufacturing Co., Johnson City, TN 1961-1973 53 items
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2/532/53Hyster Co., Portland OR 1963-1968 42 items
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2/542/54Quotations 1962-1964 10 items
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2/552/55Inland Analytical Laboratories, Spokane, WA 1964-1968 13 items
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2/562/56Intermountain Lumber Co., Missoula, MT 1963-1977 17 items
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2/572/57Iowa-Missouri Walnut Co., St. Joseph, MO 1963-1964 5 items
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2/582/58Irving, J.D., Co., St. John, NB 1972 5 items
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2/592/59Jellico Resources Associates, Ltd., Rexdale, Ont. 1970-1972 11 items
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2/60-612/60-61MacMillan Bloedel, Vancouver BC 1946-1979 135 items
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2/622/62New Mexico Timber, Inc., Albuquerque 1952-1973 50 items
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2/632/63Newfoundland and Labrador, Government of 1986 1 item
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2/642/64Niels, J., Lumber Co., Libby, MT 1942-1961 7 items
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2/65-662/65-66Pacific Lumber Co., San Francisco, CA 1934-1971 80 items
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2/672/67Scotia ca. 1964-1979 30 items
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2/682/68Port Huron Truss, Inc., Port Huron MI 1979-1981 3 items
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2/692/69Reno Millwork, Inc., Reno, Nev. 1940-1975 26 items
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2/702/70Rocky Mountain Fiber Fuels, Flagstaff, AZ 1977-1978 14 items
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2/712/71Rubberset Co., Gravenhurst, ONT. 1972 5 items
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2/72-742/72-74Setzer Forest Products, Sacramento, CA 1934-1987 249 items
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2/75-762/75-76Spokane Pres-to-log Co. 1946-1986 88 items
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2/772/77St. Regis Paper Co., Libby, MT 1963-1972 37 items
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2/782/78State Box Co., Sacramento, CA 1963-1967 43 items
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2/79-802/79-80Weyerhaeuser Co. 1933-1972 102 items
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2/812/81Yoder Manufacturing, Montgomery, PA 1974-1978 13 items
C. Engineering Drawings 1936-1969
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3/823/82List of plans and general drawings 1954-1968 3 items
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3/833/83Series C 1944-1969 3 items
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3/843/84Series E 1948-1969 7 items
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3/853/85Series F 1940-1969 6 items
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3/863/86Series G 1936-1969 7 items
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3/873/87Series K 1943-1961 1 item
Series II. Potlatch Corporation 1964-1987
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3/883/88B.C. research: Fuel log process 1966-1968 5 items
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3/893/89Blake, Givens, Feeney 1964-1969 12 items
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3/903/90Comparison Pres-to-log operating statements 1966-1969 4 items
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3/913/91Potlatch Clearwater Unit: Pres-to-log memos 1968-1971 17 items
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3/923/92Potlatch Clearwater Unit: Trucking rates 1965-1967 9 items
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3/933/93Correspondence: Sale of Pres-to-log machines 1987 5 items
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3/943/94Correspondence: Miscellaneous 1967-1984 4 items
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3/953/95Fireplace Pak, results 1965-1972 14 items
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3/963/96General information 1936-1968 9 items
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3/973/97Hall, John, Executive counsel 1968-1972 2 items
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3/983/98History 1936-1962 5 items
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3/993/99Mutual Marketing 1966-1970 12 items
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3/1003/100Patent possibilities 1964-1967 6 items
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3/101-1023/101-102Patents: Greek Wells 1956-1969 38 items
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3/103-1053/103-105Photographs ca. 1940-1965 45 items
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3/1063/106Photographs: Kits, paks, Color-glo pallets, Market displays ca. 1966-1967 21 items
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3/1073/107Plant engineering report, Peoria, Illinois 1966 1 item
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3/1083/108Pres-to-log cost estimate 1965-1966 27 items
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3/1093/109Pres-to-log data 1943-1985 21 items
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3/1103/110Pres-to-log plant costs 1964 1 item
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3/1113/111Wax-dip equipment, agreement form 1968 3 items
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3/1123/112Possibilities for the production of wood briquette stoker fuel in northern Michigan 1950 1 item
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3/1133/113A study of wood briquetting fuels and possibilities in application in Georgia 1959 1 item
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3/1143/114Wood fuel for protecting crops from frost 1961 1 item

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