Morris, Tasker & Co., Pascal Iron Works

Allgemeines

FirmennameMorris, Tasker & Co., Pascal Iron Works
OrtssitzPhiladelphia (Penns.)
StraßeFifth Street
Art des UnternehmensMaschinenfabrik und Kesselschmiede
AnmerkungenBĂŒro und Werk: 5th Street, zwischen Tasker Street, Morris Street und Moyamensing Avenue (SĂŒdost-Ecke); Sitz der Verwaltung (1890): 222 South 3rd Street. Bis 1855 unter der Firma "Morris, Tasker & Morris". 1857 mit der Unternehmensleitung: Stephen Morris, Thomas T. Tasker jr., Charles Wheeler jr. und Stephen P. M. Tasker; Röhrenwerk in Fairmount. Herstellung von Kessel-, Dampf-, Gas- und Wasserrohren, Fittings, Flanschen, Eisenspulen, Zucker- und Gasmaschinen. Auch: Tasker Iron Works, Newcastle, Del. - Eine der Ă€ltesten und bestbekannten Firmen in den USA.
Quellenangaben[Wiley: American iron trade manual (1874) 140] [Illustrated Catalogue (1865)] [Dean: American cane mill (2008) 229] [Hexamer General Surveys, Plates 1080+2592-2593 (1876+1892)]
Hinweise[Freedley: Philadelphia and its manufactures (1857) 322] [Philadelphia and its manufactures (1867) 342]




Unternehmensgeschichte

Zeit Ereignis
1821 Stephen P. Morris beginnt Öfen, Gitter und verschiedenen Eisenguß zu produzieren
1828 Verlegung von der Ecke Market und Schuylkill Seventh Street zur Ecke Walnut und Third Street
1835 GrĂŒndung: Zusammenschluß von Henry Morris und Thomas T. Tasker Sr. mit Stephen P. Morris
1836 Bau der ersten GebĂ€ude fĂŒr die spĂ€teren "Pascal Iron Works"
01.01.1856 Änderung der Firma aus "Morris, Tasker & Morris" in "Morris, Tasker & Co."
1891 Aufstellung eines Standrohrs (Höhe: 129 ft.) fĂŒr die Burlington Waterworks




Produkte

Produkt ab Bem. bis Bem. Kommentar
Armaturen fĂŒr Heißwasser und Dampf 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: hot-water and steam fitting apparatus
Armaturen fĂŒr Heißwasser und Dampf 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: hot-water and steam fitting apparatus
Bronzewaren 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: brass work
Dampf-, Gas- und Wasserrohre   [Hexamer]   [Hexamer]  
Gas- und Dampfarmaturen 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: gas and steam fittings
Gas- und Dampfarmaturen 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: gas and steam fittings
GasbehÀlter 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] Darstellung eines TeleskopbehÀlters
Gasretorten 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] Vorgabe: gas retorts
Gaswerke 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] Vorgabe: gas works
Gußeisen 1865 [Illustrated Catalogue] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)]  
Haltevorrichtungen 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: holders
HĂ€hne 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: cocks
Kesselrohre   [Hexamer]   [Hexamer]  
Maschinen fĂŒr Zuckerindustrie   [Hexamer]   [Hexamer]  
Rohre 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: Pipes bzw. tubes
Rohre 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: Pipes bzw. tubes
Ventile 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: valves
Wasser-Standrohre 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] 1890 [Brown's directory of gas] Darstellung eines Standrohrs mit Wendeltreppe
Werkzeuge fĂŒr Gasmonteure 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] 1874 [Wiley: American iron trade (1874)] Vorgabe: gas fitters tools




Betriebene Dampfmaschinen

Bezeichnung Bauzeit Hersteller
Dampfmaschine vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschine vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschinen vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschine vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschine vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschine vor 1876 unbekannt
Dampfmaschine vor 1892 unbekannt




Maschinelle Ausstattung

Zeit Objekt Anz. Betriebsteil Hersteller Kennwert Wert [...] Beschreibung Verwendung
1892 Dampfkessel 10   unbekannt          




Personal

Zeit gesamt Arbeiter Angest. Lehrl. Kommentar
1857 400       verbrauchen im Jahr 6.000 t Anthrazit
1874 1600        
1876 600       520 MĂ€nner, 80 Jungen)
1892 600       520 MĂ€nner, 80 Jungen




Allgemeines

ZEIT1874
THEMAAngaben zum Unternehmen
TEXTThis is one of the oldest and best known firms in the United States, and was established in 1835 by Stephen 1R. Morris, Henry Morris, and Thos. Tasker, Sr., for the purpose of making stoves, the works then and for many years subsequently being at Third and Pear Streets. In the year of their establishment, 1835, which was also the date of the introduction of illuminating gas into Philadelphia, the manufacture of gas pipe was begun by the firm, under the superintendence of Mr. Wm. Griffiths, a skilled mechanic in this line, from England, and has since formed the main specialty of the works. An extended description of the pipe works will be found in the department of Pipe and Tube Works. The product of the Pascal Iron Works is not, however, confined to pipe, but includes the construction of gas works, gas retorts, holders, gas and steam fittings, gas fitters' tools, hot-water and steam fitting apparatus, and brass work, cocks, valves, etc. The Pascal Iron Works covers an area of almost three squares, the greater portion of which is fitted with large and substantially built brick buildings, and the annual consumption of fuel and iron is as follows: Coal: 35,000 tons; Pig iron: 4,500 tons; Skelp (pipe) iron: 8,000 tons; Charcoal iron: 6,000 tons. The works is run constantly night and day. The Tasker Iron Works is of late establishment, and is not yet completed entirely, and is situated on the bank of the Delaware River, at Newcastle, Delaware, where the firms owns a tract of one thousand acres as a site for the present works and the demands of the future. In May, 1873, a foundry, machine shop, blacksmith and pattern shops were opened here as the nucleus of the new works, which is to include a bloom works for a new specialty, tube mills for lap and butt-welded tubes. These mills, although separate buildings, are connected so as to form one works 1,143 feet long by 150 feet wide. With this works it is probable there will be hereafter erected blast furnaces, as the site at the head of Delaware Bay presents unusual facilities for the collection of ores by water freight from both the Northern and Southern ore fields, with direct rail communication to the coal regions of Pennsyvania, Maryland, and Virginia. A wharf 800 feet long is being constructed at the tube works, and when completed the entire works will give employment to 3.000 men. To accommodate these workmen, the firm is building a village of 200 houses, each of which is of five rooms, and supplied with bath, gas, hot and cold water, etc., an amount of "modern improvements" rather unusual in the dwellings of workingmen, at least outside of the city of Philadelphia. A new specialty introduced by this firm in 1873 is the vulcanized rubber plated iron tube, which is an iron tube lined with vulcanized rubber, the coating being baked on, and impervious to the action of water, acids, alkalis, or neutral salts.
QUELLE[Wigley: Iron industry (1874)]