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Crane Iron Works

 
 
Crane Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. Crane Iron Works Marker
Inscription. The first long-term, commercially successful anthracite iron furnace opened July 4, 1840, here in Catasauqua. Built for the Lehigh Crane Iron Co. by David Thomas, it soon made 50-60 tons of pig iron a week. By 1868 the works had six furnaces; production ceased, 1930.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 39.125′ N, 75° 28.372′ W. Marker is in Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Catasauqua PA 18032, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. David Thomas (approx. mile away); Biery's Port (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); George Taylor (approx. half a mile away); Saylor Park-Welcome (approx. 2.1 miles away); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (approx. 2.1 miles away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (approx. 2.1 miles away); Discovery of Portland Cement (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catasauqua.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Crane Iron Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. Crane Iron Works Marker
Catasauqua Downtown Business District Banner image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. Catasauqua Downtown Business District Banner
Catasauqua, Penna.-The Iron Borough
Crane Iron Works-Former Factory yard image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Crane Iron Works-Former Factory yard
Crane Iron Works-Former Factory Yard image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. Crane Iron Works-Former Factory Yard
Crane Iron Works-Former Factory Yard image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
6. Crane Iron Works-Former Factory Yard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 12, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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