Directory of Iron and Steel Works of the United States, 1898


Jenifer Furnace, Jenifer Furnace Company, Jenifer, Talladega county. Central office, Anniston. One stack, 56 x 11, built in 1892 and blown in December 5, 1892, taking the place of the old stone stack built in 1863; two Hugh Kennedy stoves, each 45 x 16; warm and cold blast; ore, local brown hematite; product, car-wheel pig iron ; annual capacity, 12,000 gross tons. Brand, ” Jenifer.” May change from a charcoal to a coke stack after the next blast. John H. Noble, President, and John E. Ware, Secretary and Treasurer, Anniston. Selling agents, Rogers, Brown & Co., Cincinnati, and Rogers, Brown & Meacham, St. Louis; C. R. Baird & Co., Philadelphia.—Idle since 1895.

Illinois (The) Car and Equipment Company, Anniston, Calhoun county. Chicago office, 1480 Old Colony Building; branch office, 66 Beaver st., New York. Built in 1884 and enlarged in 1888-9 and 1893 ; 1 single and 6 double puddling furnaces, 6 heating furnaces, 2 scrap furnaces, 2 trains of rolls, (one 18-inch muck and bar train and one 10-inch merchant and guide,) and 5 hammers (one 6,000-lb., two 4,000-lb., and two helve); product, car axles and merchant bar iron ; annual capacity, 9,000 gross tons of forged and 30,000 tons of rolled products. Fuel, coal. (Formerly operated by The United States Car Company.) David Cornfoot, President, London, England; H. A.Ware, Vice-President, S. M. Dix, Secretary and Treasurer, and J. M. Maris, General Manager, Chicago, Illinois; O. M. Stimson, General Superintendent, Anniston, Alabama.

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