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Near St. James in Phelps County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer

 
 
Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
1. Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer Marker
Inscription.  

The Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer was powered by an undershot water wheel twelve feet in diameter. Lifted by wipers attached to the water wheel shaft, the hammer beat slag and impurities from pig iron. After pounding the iron into blooms it was sent to the Anchony and Chaffery Forges for further refining. Together the anvil and trip hammer weigh 10,901 pounds.
 
Erected by The James Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 57.334′ N, 91° 32.013′ W. Marker is near St. James, Missouri, in Phelps County. Marker is in the Maramec Iron Works area in Maramec Spring Park, off Missouri Highway 8. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21880 Maramec Spring Drive, Saint James MO 65559, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Dunmoor" Lintels (here, next to this marker); Wagon Rim Shaper (a few steps from this marker); Two-Wheeled Charcoal Barrow (a few steps from this marker); Anchony-Chaffery Hammer (a few steps from this marker); Suspension Railroad Drop Bucket

Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer Marker (back) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
2. Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer Marker (back)
(a few steps from this marker); Furnace Shelter (within shouting distance of this marker); Rainbows & Browns (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Paying for Trout (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. James.
 
Also see . . .
1. Maramec Iron Works National Register District Nomination Form. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Maramec Iron Works (Ludwig, 1977). (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Maramec Spring Park History. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pig Iron. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. How Iron Was Made (Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site). (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
3. Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer and Marker
Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
4. Bloomery Forge Trip Hammer and Marker
Maramec Spring Park Entrance image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 19, 2020
5. Maramec Spring Park Entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on October 13, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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