John Roach & Sons, Morgan Iron Works

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FirmennameJohn Roach & Sons, Morgan Iron Works
OrtssitzNew York (N.Y.)
StraßeEast 9th Street
Art des UnternehmensMaschinenfabrik und Werft
AnmerkungenAdresse: Foot of East Ninth Street. Zusätze zum Firmennamen: [Wigley]: "Morgan Iron Works"; [Dayton]: "Etna Iron Works". Siehe auch gleichnamige Werft in Chester, Pa. - Um 1860 hat Roach zwischen 900 und 1.500 Leute, und er hält die größten Werkzeuge vor. Er ist in der Lage, einen Zylinder mit 112" Durchmesser zu bohren. [Deam] nennt "T. F. Secor & Co." als Ursprungsfirma.
Quellenangaben[Wiley: American iron trade manual (1874) 94+99] [Dayton: Steamboat days (1925) Internet] [Dean: American cane mill (2008) 214]




Unternehmensgeschichte

Zeit Ereignis
1838 Gründung unter der Leitung von T. F. Secor, Charles Morgan und William H. Caulkin unter der Firma "T. F. Secor & Co." am Fuß der 9th Street und East River.
1852 Kauf einer kleinen Gießerei von John Glass. Roach beginnt mit einem Kapital von 200 Dollar im Jahre 1852. Er verwendet seine Profite, um eine größere Fabrik einzurichten. Als diese gebaut wird, heuert Roach Mechaniker aus konkurrierenden Firman an und läßt die Verhältnisse in Europa studieren.




Produkte

Produkt ab Bem. bis Bem. Kommentar
Dampfmaschinen 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: Steam engines
engines? 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: Engines
Schiffe 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: ships
Schiffsdampfmaschinen          




Allgemeines

ZEIT1852
THEMAFirmenbeschreibung
TEXTThe Etna Iron Works was important with other large steam engine building enterprises when New York led the world in steam. John Roach & Son were proprietors, the beginning being a small foundry purchased from John Glass. Roach started with $200 capital in 1852. As he was able he devoted profits to preparation for a big works. When the time came to build, Roach hired on as a mechanic in competitors' shops and sent a confidential agent to study conditions in Europe.

Roach's force in 1860 numbered from 900 to 1,500 men, and he provided the biggest tools. He could bore a cylinder 112 inches diameter and work was crowded through his plant so fast that progressive partial payments came close upon each other. T. Main, a well-known engine designer, was superintendent and a strong organization of responsible foremen made it a well-disciplined shop.

Engines for Bristol and Providence were built by Roach for the Merchants' Steamship Company with cylinders i 10 inches diameter, and for Risiny Star, Warrior and the monitor Winooski, with double turrets, and the steam frigate Nashaminy. Roach's old Etna yard built engines for the steam ram Dunderberg, with cylinders 112 inches diameter by 12 feet stroke.

The fame of John Roach's shipbuilding plant at Chester, Pa., came to overshadow his earlier engine building in New York. American manufacture holds no more romantic figure than John Roach, who began as a foundry puddler and won a position of world importance. Roach contracted to build machinery when h# had never built an engine, knew little of engineering, and was an iron molder with a small foundry making castings for house and bridge work.

The patronage of William H. Webb greatly helped his credit with merchants and at the banks, but his credit was chiefly based upon his

engineering success, and Roach's great business was largely on a credit basis.
QUELLE[Dayton: Steamboat days (1925) Internet]