Visitors' Directory to the Engineering Works and Industries of Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland Engineering Society, 1893 - Cleveland (Ohio) - 83 pages
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Page 40 - Its present works have a national reputation for the manufacture of almost every variety of steel and iron. The products, irrespective of blast furnaces, include Bessemer and open-hearth blooms, billets and slabs, beams, channels, angles, and all other structural shapes, Bessemer steel rails, small T and tram rails, steel wire rods, merchant, spring, toe-calks and...
Page 52 - It is a positive acting automatic machine,that will take material either from or to any desired point on its line and raise, lower or dump the same at the will of the operator. It hoists from vessel, car or mine, and is equally useful in conveying material across rivers or ravines, — a clear span of 1,500 feet being possible, — or carrying material long distances over rough or hilly country.
Page 40 - The plant in several departments has been and is now being remodeled on a grand scale. A new blooming mill has just been constructed at a cost of $250,000, and preparations are now being made for the adoption of the direct process in the manufacture of low phosphorus steel. This will necessitate the building of an entire new steel mill, with three lo-ton converters, upon which work will begin during the present year.
Page 52 - Among the styles of conveyers, the principal are bridge, shed, cable and suspended beam tramway systems, which, with the bucket truck, sheaves, friction clutch, hook, etc., are all of improved design, secured by patents. The company also manufactures automatic dumping buckets, a patent furnace hoist for charging blast furnaces and kilns, and a steam power traveling crane with cantilever extension. The company employ from 300 to 500 men.
Page 65 - Cleveland is the headquarters of the malleable iron industry of this country. The largest works of this kind in the United States are located here. They are a part of the National Malleable Castings Company, in which the Malleable Iron Works of Chicago, Indianapolis and Toledo were united in January, 1891.
Page 65 - Cleveland, the business in Chicago, Indianapolis and Toledo being conducted by resident agents. The Cleveland plant, which was formerly known as the Cleveland Malleable Iron Works, comprises ten acres near the intersection of Woodland avenue and the Cleveland & Pittsburgh Railway, covered with substantial buildings, which are equipped with specially designed machinery.
Page 75 - There are also five productive establishments, from which the census office makes returns under the head of drugs and chemicals. These ten establishments, according to the census, are capitalized at $1,366,368, employ 304 hands, and produced in 1890 goods to the value of $944,737. Among the products in chemicals are sulphuric acid, muriatic acid, nitric acid, aqua ammonia, refined glycerine, blue vitriol, sal-soda and sulphate of soda.
Page 41 - ... galvanized and black sheet iron, and corrugated roofing and siding. The present Bessemer steel works have two lo-ton converters, with an annual capacity of 180,000 net tons of ingots, and the open-hearth steel works comprises two 15-ton and two y-tou open-hearth furnaces, with a capacity of 40,000 net tons of ingots.
Page 53 - Seventy-five per cent. of the ores coming from the Lake Superior district to Lake Erie are handled by this machinery. The bridge and shed tramways are used by leading dock companies, railroad companies, and coal handlers at lake ports.
Page 28 - The company manufactures, under various patents, dynamo-electric machines for arc and incandescent lighting, electric motors, lamps and carbons, electroplating machines, current regulators, and a large number of other improved electric machines. Connected with this company, and also included in the General Electric Co., is the SHORT ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY, organized in 1889 and capitalized at $5,000,000.

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