Iron Industry Collection, 1787-1925

Call Number:  MG-155

1 box     1 folder     .1 cubic ft.

Repository:  LancasterHistory (Organization); PV7

Shelving Location:  Archives South, Side 4

Scope and Content Note: The small collection features iron orders and furnace photographs. The 1787 orders are to Mount Hope Furnace for Hopeland Forge and the 1826 order is to John F. Steinman from Martick Works. Photographs are of Chickies Furnaces No. 1 & No. 2. Other items are a photograph of a map of Lancaster County as in 1729, a Hershey Machine & Foundry booklet, and an excerpt from a Lancaster Co. article (1843) mentioning early ironmasters and a summary of the 1840 manufacturing census.

Creator:  LancasterHistory (Organization).

Conditions for Access:  No restrictions.

Conditions Governing Reproductions:  Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language:  English

Source of Acquisition:  Items were collected by the LancasterHistory.

Accruals:  Items may be added in the future.

Preferred Citation:  Iron Industry Collection (MG-155), Folder #, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pa.

Processing History:  Processed and finding aid prepared by DT, 1998-1999. This collection has been documented, preserved and managed according to professional museum and archives standards. The finding aid was updated using DACS conventions.

 

Folder 1

Insert 1 Photographs transferred to the Photograph Collection, 27 October 2017.

Schematic plan of changes to the top of Chickies Furnace No. 1. From Mary Haldeman Schock.

Photograph of No. 1 furnace (Chickies?) built 1845, rebuilt 1887. From Mary Haldeman Schock.

Photograph No. 2 furnace (Chickies?) built 1854, rebuilt 1889. From Mary Haldeman Schock.

Photograph of No. 2 furnace (Chickies?) built 1854, rebuilt 1889. From Mary Haldeman Schock.

Photograph of map of Lancaster Co. when organized, in 1729, by I. S. Clare.

Insert 2

Booklet on the Hershey Machine Foundry Co., Manheim, Pa., 1900-1925.

List of owners 1868-1925, plant photographs and layout 1904-1925, and list of employees by year of service.

Booklet “Lancaster County, Penn., Iron Ore, 1843” containing two pages (387-388) of an unknown publication. It is a portion of an article titled “Lancaster County.” Page 388 gives information on early ironmasters and summarizes the 1840 manufacturing establishment census. Ironmaster names are Kurtz, Grubb, Henry William Stiegel, Olds and Robert Coleman.

Insert 3

Order. Benjamin Sarks, Jr. of Hopeland Forge orders 11/2 ton of pig iron for George Kendall, to be charged to Col. Valentine Eckert, from W. Richard

Sheldon at Mount Hope Furnace, 1787.

Order. Benjamin Sarks, Jr. of Hopeland Forge Orders 41/2 ton of pig metal for George Kendall, George Rever and Jacob Erdley to be charged to Col.

Valentine Eckert, from Wisheldon at Mount Hope Furnace, 1787.

Order. Wm. Coleman & Co. of Martick Works ordering bar iron and borax. Addressed to John F. Steinman. Other name: James Alexander, 1826.