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Winans, Ross, 1796-1877

Existence: 1796 - 1877


  • Existence: 1796 - 1877

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Lukens Steel Company records

Accession: 0050

Lukens Steel Company was a medium-sized producer of specialty steel products and one of the top three U.S. producers of steel plate. The Lukens Steel Company records documents all aspects of the business from the early nineteenth century through the 1970s.

Dates: 1798-1993

Mendes Cohen report on the economy of a new system of working the engines on the Baltimore and Ohio Rail Road Company

Accession: 0460

Mendes Cohen (1831-1915) worked for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, chiefly in the Motive Power Department, from 1851 to 1855, where he adaptated wood-burning locomotives to coal-burning and devised the method for handling traffic on the 10% temporary grade over the Kingwood Tunnel. The report covers a series of tests and improvements conducted in 1853 and 1854 with the aim of reducing flue wear and tear and fuel consumption in the large coal-burning engines

Dates: 1854

Additional filters:

Black people in the trades 1
Blast furnaces 1
Boiler-making industry 1
Child labor 1
Coal mines and mining 1