Shepard Iron Works

Allgemeines

FirmennameShepard Iron Works
OrtssitzBuffalo (N.Y.)
StraßeOhio Street
Art des UnternehmensMaschinenfabrik
Anmerkungen1855: Inhaber S. Shepard.
Quellenangaben[Buffalo business directory (1855) 159; Internet] [Bishop: History of American manufacturers 3 (1868) 270]




Unternehmensgeschichte

Zeit Ereignis
1847 Die Gebäude des Werks werden errichtet.
1850 John D. Shepard baut die Maschinen für die "Buffalo".




Produkte

Produkt ab Bem. bis Bem. Kommentar
Dampfmaschinen 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] "manufacture steam engines"
Getreidemühlen 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] "manufacture ... all kinds of machinery for ... flouring ... mills"
Kessel 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] "manufacture ... boilers"
Sägewerke 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] "manufacture ... all kinds of machinery for ... saw mills"
Schiffsdampfmaschinen 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] 1855 [Buffalo business directory (1855) 159] "manufacture ... all kinds of machinery for steamboats & propellers"




Allgemeines

ZEIT1868
THEMAFirmenbeschreibung
TEXTHave a capital of 125.000, and their annual product must amount to 200.000. The buildings of the works were erected in 1847, and consist of a brick foundry and machine shop 120 feet square, and a boiler shop adjoining 100 feet square. Here, in 1850, Mr. John D. Shepard built the machinery for the propeller "Buffalo", and attached a screw propeller wheel of 16 feet in diameter, the shaft just touching the water when the wheel was loaded to ten feet. Although a failure was confidently and generally predicted, the experiment was entirely successful, and the reputation of the elevated screw propeller wheel established. Here too have been built several of the very best steam engines on the Lakes, and the boilers of some of the largest passenger boats, as for instance those of the "Southern Michigan", "Northern Indiana", "Crescent City", "Queen of the West", "St. Lawrence", and others. In addition to the manufacture of machinery for steamboats and propellers, the Shepard Iron Works make all kinds used in Saw and Flouring mills.
QUELLE[Bishop: History of American manufacturers 3 (1868) 270]