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Coplay in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Schoefer Kilns

Saylor Cement Museum

 
 
The Schoefer Kilns Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
1. The Schoefer Kilns Marker
Inscription. Portland cement is essentially an artificial product. It is made by burning various minerals in a kiln at intensive heat to produce clinker. The upright dome kiln was the first type used in America. An improvement was the Schoefer vertical kiln with chambers for heating burning and cooling the material. The kiln was in continuous production except when closed for repairs. Bituminous coal served as fuel. Coplay Cement Company built the kilns preserved in Saylor Park in 1892-1893 and operated them until 1904. They were replaced by the rotary kiln. One of the most important advances in cement manufacture.
 
Location. 40° 40.613′ N, 75° 29.77′ W. Marker is in Coplay, Pennsylvania, in Lehigh County. Marker is on North 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 North 2nd Street, Coplay PA 18037, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Discovery of Portland Cement (here, next to this marker); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (within shouting distance of this marker); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (within shouting distance of this marker); Saylor Park-Welcome (about
The Schoefer Kilns image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
2. The Schoefer Kilns
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Cement (about 600 feet away); Fort Deshler (approx. 1.1 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bryden Horse Shoe Works (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coplay.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Schoefer Kilns image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
3. The Schoefer Kilns
Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
4. Sign at the entrance to the Saylor Cement Museum
First Cement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2015
5. First Cement Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 151 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 14, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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