Alabama Blast Furnaces (Library Alabama Classics) by Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett

By Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett

The normal resource on all of the furnaces that made Alabama across the world major within the iron and metal industry.This paintings is the 1st and is still the single resource of knowledge on all blast furnaces equipped and operated in Alabama, from the 1st identified charcoal furnace of 1815 (Cedar Creek Furnace in Franklin County) to the coke-fired giants equipped earlier than the onset of the good melancholy. Woodward surveys the iron from the early, small neighborhood marketplace furnaces throughout the upward thrust of the iron in help of the accomplice battle attempt, to the large across the world vital that constructed within the Nineties. the majority of the e-book includes person illustrated histories of all blast furnaces ever developed and operated within the nation? furnaces that went into creation and 4 that have been outfitted yet by no means went into blast. Written to supply a list of each blast furnace inbuilt Alabama from 1815 to 1940, this publication used to be generally acclaimed and at the present time continues to be probably the most quoted references at the iron and metal undefined.

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HOLLOW WARE, COGS, MILL IRONS, TIRE IRON, and castings, for machinery of every sort, will constantly be kept on hand or supplied at the shortest notice. Persons wanting any of the above irons will please apply at the Iron Works or to Mr. H. M. Cunningham in Talladega, where samples can be seen. Noah Goode & Co. Hades Iron Works, Benton County Sept. 26, 1840 Stroup built the plant and operated it for a short time, then sold it to Noah Goode who had come from Georgia to Alabama with the ironmaster as assistant and bookkeeper.

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Lesley in 1858 gives the following particulars about this plant: "Height 32', Bosh 7', built 1843, rebuilt 1857. In 1854 produced 450 tons in 41 weeks run, in 1855, 350 tons in 35 weeks, and in 1856, 350 tons in 30 weeks. Hot blast removed in 1856-7; to be replaced in Fall lof 1857. Ore, 2/3 brown hematite and 1/3 honeycomb, from Chalybeate Springs bank 2 miles North of furnace, and from six other openings in the same neighborhood. Makes No. " In the same bulletin there are listed two forges in connection with the "Polkville" furnace: "No.

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