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By Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett

ISBN-10: 0817354328

ISBN-13: 9780817354329

ISBN-10: 0817381015

ISBN-13: 9780817381011

The normal resource on the entire furnaces that made Alabama across the world major within the iron and metal industry.This paintings is the 1st and continues to be the one 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 outfitted earlier than the onset of the nice melancholy. Woodward surveys the iron from the early, small neighborhood industry furnaces throughout the upward thrust of the iron in aid of the accomplice battle attempt, to the enormous across the world vital that constructed within the Nineties. the majority of the ebook includes person illustrated histories of all blast furnaces ever built and operated within the kingdom? furnaces that went into construction and 4 that have been equipped yet by no means went into blast. Written to supply a list of each blast furnace in-built Alabama from 1815 to 1940, this e-book used to be commonly acclaimed and this day continues to be some of the most quoted references at the iron and metal undefined.

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3-April 1895 A PORTION of the land on which the three Cole furnaces were erected was granted by the United States in 1824 t~ Andrew Jackson and his brother James. , and in May of 1884 lots were put on sale and Sheffield was founded. In 1886 the Alabama and Tennessee Coal and Iron Co. was organized with a capital of $2,200,000 and a few months later on Feb. 28, 1887 its name was changed to the Sheffield & Birmingham Coal, Iron & Railway Co. A tract of 60 acres, located in Sheffield and adjacent to the Tennessee River was deeded to the latter company for the purpose of erecting blast furnaces.

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By 1910 the South was absorbing 20% of the production. Pressure and soil pipe industries, stove manufacturers and other consumers of iron were established in the South with the result that today local Southern markets take from 60 to 700/0 of the South's merchant iron, the remainder being shipped by rail or water to the foundry markets of the nation or abroad. The change from charcoal to coke fuel permitted the construction of larger furnaces. The Northern and Eastern iron trade promised a ready market for the in<;reased tonnage and so, during this era of expansion, larger furnaces were built.

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