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Iron and Iron Ore.


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Iron and Iron Ore.

BY AUTHUR F. WENDT, E. M.,
MEMBER AMERICAN INSTITUTE MINING ENGINEERS,
Superintendent
Cumberland Coal and Iron Company.

THE recent rapid decline in the value of all our Iron Manufactures has led to the blowing out of nearly one-half of the furnaces in the United States, and the partial stoppage of many Mills and Factories consuming their product.

Stimulated by a heavy tariff Iron Works have heretofore been established in localities totally unfit for the cheap production of iron ; thus eventually leading the capital of the country into unremunerative channels, to the detriment of the better situated works.

It behooves our Iron Masters to grapple with the present difficulties, and by producing Manufactured Iron as cheap and cheaper than either England or the Continent, find a ready market beyond the limits of the United States.

As before intimated, the situation of the works has an important bearing upon the cost of the product, and I shall endeavor to prove by the following lines that Cumberland has the natural advantages necessary for the economical production of Pig and Wrought Iron, and that capital only is needed to make it a successful iron centre.

Cumberland lies in the midst of the great Fossil or Clinton Ore belt, extending from Wisconsin through Canada, .New York, sweeping thence in a Southwestern course through Pennsylvania,




ID:
acmr012

Page #:
12

Creator:
C.J. Orrick

Date:
1875

Collection Location:
Allegany County Public Library

Original Size:
21 x 14 cms

Contributor:
Board of Trade of the City of Cumberland

Subject:
Mines and mineral resources, Maryland, Cumberland

Coverage:
Cumberland, Md., 1870s

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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