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Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company

 
 
Taylor Iron and Steel Company image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr, November 9, 2004
1. Taylor Iron and Steel Company
Inscription.
Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company
1742-1971
Standing together we have withstood the test of time
Oldest Iron and Steel Company in the United States
First Manganese Steel in the United States
TISCO Shells
Armaments for All Wars
Machinery for Construction of the Panama Canal

 
Erected 1976 by Historical Society of High Bridge (now maintained by the Union Forge Heritage Association).
 
Location. 40° 40.011′ N, 74° 53.594′ W. Marker is in High Bridge, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on Washington Avenue. Click for map. Located in Union Forge Park. Marker is in this post office area: High Bridge NJ 08829, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. T.I.S.C.O. Complex (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor Iron and Steel Company (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Bridge and Arches (about 700 feet away); The American Hotel (about 700 feet away); St. Joseph Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); C.K. Hoffman Veterans Memorial Park
Vintage Photo Taylor Iron and Steel Company image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr, November 11, 2004
2. Vintage Photo Taylor Iron and Steel Company
(approx. 0.2 miles away); High Bridge and the Railroad (approx. mile away); The TISCO Complex (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in High Bridge.
 
Also see . . .
1. Celebration to Mark 175 Years in Buisness. "Taylor-Wharton Iron and Steel Company Has Made Munitions for Every American War," from a New York Times article.... In 1917! (Submitted on January 20, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Brief History of the Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Company. Hosted by the Lemelson Center at the Smithsonian Institution. (Submitted on January 22, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Excerpt from Foundry Magazine 1901
Foundry
Published by Penton Pub. Co., 1901

The Taylor Iron and Steel Co.

The Taylor Iron & Steel Co., at High Bridge, N. J., according to a pamphlet just issued, occupy a site of considerable historic interest, one of the earliest works for the production of iron in America having been established there about the year 1710. During the Revolutionary War much material was supplied the Continental forces, but the exhaustion of the supply of charcoal caused the closing of the works in 1782. In 1852 a new forge
Vintage Photo of Taylor Wharton image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr
3. Vintage Photo of Taylor Wharton
was built on the site of one of the old ones. A car wheel foundry was added later, and finally the present company were incorporated and a steel works erected. The works now comprise a steel casting plant, a car wheel works and a forge, together with well equipped machine shops for finishing work. At the works are made all kinds of steel and manganese steel castings and armor piercing and explosive shells. At the car wheel works are made welded center steel tired car and locomotive wheels chilled cast iron car wheels and other chilled iron and gray iron castings. At the forge are made both iron and scrap iron axles and forged steel and iron shafts, car and driving wheel axles. Manganese steel made in accordance with the Hadfield system, the exclusive rights to manufacture which in America are controlled by this company, is particularly celebrated for its toughness and wear resisting qualities, making it particularly serviceable in all appliances where great strength and durability are essential.
    — Submitted January 3, 2009, by William Honachefsky Jr of High Bridge/Clinton Twp, New Jersey.

 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Vintage Photo of Taylor Wharton in Winter image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr
4. Vintage Photo of Taylor Wharton in Winter
Vintage Photo Taylor Iron and Steel Company image. Click for full size.
By William Honachefsky Jr
5. Vintage Photo Taylor Iron and Steel Company
 
 
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