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Carnegie Steel Company, Lucy Furnaces time book

1904
 Collection
Accession: 2783

Abstract

Carnegie Steel Company was a large steel manufacturer primarily founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) in 1892, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lucy Furnaces were blast furnaces that initially produced iron, but switched to steel. This item is a time book registering the hours worked by Carnegie Steel Company Lucy Furnaces employees in 1904.

Dates

  • 1904

Creator

Extent

1 volume(s)

Historical Note

Carnegie Steel Company was a large steel manufacturer primarily founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie (1835-1919) in 1892, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Andrew Carnegie began working in the iron and steel industry years earlier. In 1865, he left his superintendent position at the Pennsylvania Railroad to form the Keystone Bridge Works. Carnegie built two blast furnaces next to the Keystone Bridge Works called the Lucy Furnaces, named after his brother, Thomas Carnegie's (1843-1866) wife, Lucy Ackerman Coleman Carnegie (1847-1916). Lucy Furnace No. 1 was built from 1871 to 1872; Lucy Furnace No. 2 started operation in 1877. After learning the Bessemer steel process, the plant switched from iron to steel.

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Andrew Carnegie founded several ironworks and steelworks, and business partner Henry Frick (1849-1919) suggested that he consolidate all the plants under one company. The consolidation formed the Carnegie Steel Company. The Lucy Furnaces ceased operation in 1930 and were demolished in 1937.

Scope and Contents

This item is a time book registering the hours worked by Carnegie Steel Company Lucy Furnaces employees in 1904. Recorded are the conductor hourly wages per week. Only two pages are filled out; the rest of the book is blank.

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research.

Language of Materials

English


Additional Information

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Finding Aid & Administrative Information

Title:
Carnegie Steel Company, Lucy Furnaces time book
Status:
Author:
Laurie Sather
Date:
2022
Description rules:
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description:
English
Script of description:
Latin

Repository Details

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscripts and Archives Repository

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