Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s

Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (HM18UN)

Location: Coatesville, PA 19320 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 58.829', W 75° 49.316'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 268 views
Inscription

The Lukens National Historic District

Issac Pennock, properly considered the founder of the business which became the Lukens Steel Company, began his career in the manufacture of iron in the early 1790s when he erected a mill at a place called Rokeby on the Buck Run in Chester County, about four miles south of Coatesville. This operation, calledthe Federal Slitting Mill, produced blacksmith iron, barrel staves, and miscellaneous iron products.

In 1816 Dr. Charles Lukens, the son-in-law of Isaac Pennock, came into the business of iron making. Dr. Luken is remembered for having rolled the firstboiler plate in America, documented in 1818, thus setting the company's ire, the re-heated over an ordinary grate fire and rolled into plates or sheets. The plate rolls were about 16" to 18" in diameter and from 3' to 4' long, driven by an overshot water wheel. As the increase in demand for Lukens plate required greater power, the overshot water wheel was replaced by a breast wheel and a flywheel was also introduced. This the led to larger rolls of 21" in diameter and 66" in length.
Details
HM NumberHM18UN
Tags
Placed ByGraystone Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 429819 N 4425914
Decimal Degrees39.98048333, -75.82193333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.829', W 75° 49.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 49.74" N, 75° 49' 18.96" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 76 S 1st Ave, Coatesville PA 19320, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?