By Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett
The traditional resource on all of the furnaces that made Alabama the world over major within the iron and metal industry.This paintings is the 1st and is still the single resource of data on all blast furnaces equipped and operated in Alabama, from the 1st recognized charcoal furnace of 1815 (Cedar Creek Furnace in Franklin County) to the coke-fired giants outfitted ahead of the onset of the nice melancholy. Woodward surveys the iron from the early, small neighborhood marketplace furnaces during the upward push of the iron in aid of the accomplice conflict attempt, to the large across the world vital that built within the Eighteen Nineties. the majority of the booklet includes 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 checklist of each blast furnace inbuilt Alabama from 1815 to 1940, this booklet used to be extensively acclaimed and at the present time continues to be some of the most quoted references at the iron and metal undefined.
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This latter company operated until 1937 when it was merged into and became a part of the Republic Steel Corporation and is now known as the Gulfsteel Division of that corporation. - ALABAMA BLAST FURNACES The Alabama City furnace was blown out June 26, 1928 and a new stack was built and blown in on Sept. 17, 1928. This new stack, erected in less than three months, was 92' high, 16' hearth diameter and 21'-7" bosh diameter with an annual capacity of 175,000 gross tons. The furnace was idle for several years prior to 1937 but has been in blast since that time.
S. Circuit Court. On November 4, 1891 a similar deed was made and the purchase price was stated as $350,000. The property was then deeded to the Alabama Iron and Railway 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.
Kyle, but within six months the plant was taken over by the First National Bank of Chattanooga. On Dec. 30, 1909 the Eagle Furnace Co. bought the property and after some minor improvements on the stack put the furnace into blast in the late Spring of 1910. The operation was not economically practical and after a run of little more than a year the furnace was blown out and remained idle from 1910 until the World War. The Gulf States Steel Co. leased the plant in Dec. 1916 and operated the furnace with coke until the lease expired in April, 1919.
Alabama Blast Furnaces (Library Alabama Classics) by Joseph H. Woodward II, James R. Bennett