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 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 prior to the onset of the nice melancholy. Woodward surveys the iron from the early, small neighborhood industry furnaces during the upward thrust of the iron in help of the accomplice battle attempt, to the enormous the world over vital that built within the Eighteen Nineties. the majority of the booklet comprises person illustrated histories of all blast furnaces ever built and operated within the country? furnaces that went into creation and 4 that have been equipped yet by no means went into blast. Written to supply a list of each blast furnace inbuilt Alabama from 1815 to 1940, this ebook was once broadly acclaimed and this day is still some of the most quoted references at the iron and metal undefined.
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DeBardeleben and T. T. Hillman formed the Alice Furnace Co. with capital of $80,000 and on Sept. 1) within the limits of Birmingham, and the fourth to be built in Jefferson County. The plant was located on First Avenue north just west of 14th Street. The furnace was blown in Nov. 23, 1880. Dimensions of the stack were 63' x 15' and the average daily output for the first year was 513 tons of foundry iron-a record for that time. _ I ALABAMA BLAST FURNACES The Alice Furnace Co. in 1881 absorbed the Hillman Coal and Iron Co.
The subscribers are now prepared at their Iron Works on Cane Creek in Benton County, to furnish their' friends and the public in general with all sorts of castings, and iron of every description. 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.
On Sept. 4, 1894 the property was deeded by that company to E. W. Cole and associates who, after June 27, 1895, operated the property under the name of the Sheffield Coal, Iron & Steel Co. This company completed the third stack which had been begun at the same time as the first two. This third furnace, the same size as the others, was blown in during April 1895. , which operated them from 1899 to 1903, using Pratt and Jasper coke from the Tennessee Company mines. The Sheffield Coal and Iron Co.
Alabama Blast Furnaces (Library Alabama Classics) by Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett