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Iron forge and furnace books at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

Graham, Daniel A.

Iron forge and furnace books at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Published by Graham in [Ellicott City, Md .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania -- Archives,
  • Iron-foundries -- Pennsylvania -- History,
  • Iron industry and trade -- Pennsylvania -- History -- Records and correspondence

  • Edition Notes

    GenreRecords and correspondence.
    ContributionsOnuf, Rachel., Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTS229.5.U6 G62 2003
    The Physical Object
    Pagination53 leaves ;
    Number of Pages53
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16953510M
    LC Control Number2004366655

    However, there was public sale notice for the Forge published in The Pennsylvania Gazette in The product was car-wheel pig iron. At that time it had 1, tons of iron on hand. There were more than 15,00 pounds of bar iron and more than 36, pounds of castings on hand at his death.

    Everts, Like much of the rest of the industry, however, the number of independent Pittsburgh iron and steel firms and their production fell thereafter. Possession was to take place January 15, when the lease, then in effect, would expire. They anticipated perhaps a short blast in The mansion has experienced many changes during its history, especially the construction of the large addition in and the changes made to the sash, chimneys, porches, and interior woodwork of earlier sections in

    Prior to this improvement, wagons transported the pig iron to the nearest railroad stations on the main line, either at Crockett, Wytheville or Max Meadows. All of these choices are on the New River watershed. The demand for iron railroad rails soared in the s, Pennsylvania railroad trackage alone almost quadrupled between and The product was car-wheel pig iron. Consequently we have the engine house, the coal house, bridge house, stables, corn cribs, the 8 horsepower engine, the 60 horsepower steam engine, two cylinder boilers, a blowing machine, the buddle or ore washing apparatus, anvils, bellows, iron, steel, ore and coal barrows, wheel barrows, merchandise in the store, scales, hay, corn, straw, fodder, and a buggy with bridle and harness.


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Iron forge and furnace books at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. book

Also the founder's report showed that for the year the furnace was doing very well and he requested that the iron be sent as fast as possible in ton lots.

During his career, Okie obtained a wide variety of commissions in southeastern Pennsylvania. The movie introduced actor Steve McQueen who made his debut performance in the film. The most notable labor engaged there on the farm, for which payments were dispensed recordedwas hauling off large items from the farm.

The three bay by one bay building has two stories above a basement level that is exposed on the south, downhill side. In Love sold the furnace tract to the heirs of William King, and in Stephens' share was sold to King. Except for the stone mansion, these buildings are plain, vernacular or utilitarian edifices constructed in stone between and Brognard Okie.

See: Porterfield Furnace, Venango Co. Okie's distinctive architecture is readily apparent in the buildings that he remodeled at Reading Furnace. They also fostered larger production facilities and labor forces, and greater integration of iron furnaces with rolling mills.

The engine house survives. Louis, Louisville, Baltimore and Wilmington.

Reading Furnace Historic District

In the furnace made an average of 5 tons a day and ran from April until August when it "blew out" on account of damage done by high water of Cripple Creek. The nail facility was a total loss and it was never rebuilt. Pig iron that is reheated to "burn out" the unwanted carbon so that it would be malleable and could be shaped by blacksmiths without cracking is called bar iron or wrought iron.

Floors are random width oak which replaced dangerously deteriorated floors. The furnace then employed men. The iron industry played a critical role in the development of the English colonies and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

See: Duncansville Foundry, Blair Co. Unfortunately there were several major bridge collapses during construction that killed some workers. To feed their growing steel furnaces and meet rising demand, steel companies increased the size, output, and efficiency of their associated iron furnaces.

However, this presentation considers only the cold blast charcoal iron furnaces of the New River mineral region. This barn was originally twice as long as appears today. Th sale included the ferry, boats, and fixtures, although the family reserved the right to cross the river with wagons, teams and produce, free of charge.

The exposed tops of the chimneys were enlarged to their present size in In a road order mentions Preston's iron works.The Swigart-Shedd Family collection on Pennsylvania iron furnaces is the product of three generations of interest in the Juniata Valley iron industry and contains research material, published and unpublished papers, newspaper clippings, files relating to the National Register of Historic Places, furnace site descriptions, and photographs and.

FINDING AID FOR ORIGINAL IRONWORK MANUSCRIPTS AT THE CHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. J. Eli Crozier. Kennett Square Business Houses,Account Book of Foundry. Coventry Iron Works. Ms,Account Book of Coventry Forge.

Ms,Account Book of Coventry Forge. Ms,Day Book of Coventry Forge. Ms From inside the book. buildings Carp River Forge causeway charcoal Cleveland Clinton Iron Company Company's construction Copper Harbor cost earthenware east finished blooms fire box flat glass floor forge area forge equipment forge operation forge workers four feet four furnaces furnace mound Historical Society hot blast iron forge iron.

Early charcoal iron forges, furnaces and slitting mills in Chester County, Pennsylvania including sketches on the works and a finding aid for the original forge and furnace books at the Chester County Historical Society.

Cornwall Furnace and Ore Banks, by H.

List of preserved historic blast furnaces

C. Grittinger. Pictorial Sketch Book of Pennsylvania, by Eli Bowen. The Decorated Stove Plates of the Pennsylvania Germans, by H. C. Mercer. [†] Committee on Historical Research, Pennsylvania Society of the Colonial Dames of America, Forges and Furnaces in the Province of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, As man abandons, nature takes over.

Reconstruction of the furnace was necessary and a village of furnace workers, iron ore miners, colliers, draymen, farmers and construction workers soon sprung up.

Baker soon felt he was of sufficient means to erect a home "second to none in Pennsylvania and twice as good as any for the price".