Merrick & Sons, Southwark Foundry


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Merrick & Sons, Southwark Foundry: Werbung 1870


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FirmennameMerrick & Sons, Southwark Foundry
OrtssitzPhiladelphia (Penns.)
Stra├čeWashington Avenue 430
Art des UnternehmensMaschinenfabrik
AnmerkungenKai der Firma am Fu├č der Reed Street am Delaware River. Lieferte um 1869/70 eine Dampfmaschine an die "Lehigh Zinc Company"; in diesem Zusammenhang auch in New York angegeben (sonst immer in Philadelphia). Samuel Vaughan Merrick (geb. ca. 1818, gest. ca. 1875) war ein Pionier der Industrialisierung in Philadelphia und wurde der erste Pr├Ąsident der Pennsylvania Railroad. Juniorpartner (seit 1840 in der Firma; Partner bis 1848): John H. Towne. Um 1854 bezeichnet als "Merrick & Towne" [http://www.phillyh2o.org] (Lieferung von Pumpmaschinen f├╝r die Spring Garden Water Works). Der Nachfolger ist sein Sohn John Vaughan Merrick. 1870: B├╝ro in New York, Broadway 62.
Quellenangaben[Moravian Archives: Lehigh Zinc Company (1841-1881) S. 5, Internet] [Sc. Am. (1870), Anzeige] http://www.ushistory.org/philadelphia/timeline/1856.htm
Hinweise[Freedley: Philadelphia and its manufactures (1857) 327]




Unternehmensgeschichte

Zeit Ereignis
1849 Gr├╝ndung
01.07.1856 Der Kai am Fu├č der Reed Street st├╝rzt ein; 10 Personen ertrinken
07.04.1864 Ein gro├čer Kessel explodiert, was zahlreiche Menschenleben kostet.
1881 Umwandlung in "Southwark Foundry and Machine Co."




Produkte

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Cornwall-Dampfpumpen 1870 [Scientific American (1870); anzeige] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); anzeige] "Cornish pumping engines"
Cornwall-Dampfpumpen 1870 [Scientific American (1870); anzeige] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); anzeige] "Cornish pumping engines"
Dampffeuerspritzen 1859 "Weccacoe" wird getestet 1859 "Weccacoe" wird getestet Daten der "Weccacoe": d= 8,5", h= 14", Pumpe: d= 6", h= 14"
Dampfh├Ąmmer 1870 [Manufacturer and Builder 2 (1870) 29] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige] 1870: David Joy's Patent Valveless Steam Hammer
Dampfmaschinen 1851 Chesapeake & Delaware Canal 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige] In der Korrespondenz mit Lehigh Zinc Company (1869) ist auch New York genannt. Bau von Schiffsdampfmaschinen unsicher, da f├╝r die "New Ironsides" die "Engine Building Co." als Hersteller genannt ist. 1870: liegende, stehende und oszillierende Maschinen. 1870: William Wright's patent variable cutt-off steam engine, regulated by governor.
Gas-Maschinerie 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige]  
Gebl├Ąsemaschinen 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige]  
Maschinen f├╝r Zuckerraffinierien 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige] 1870 [Scientific American (1870); Anzeige]  
Schiffe 1862 "New Ironsides" (Entwurf; gebaut von Cramp & Sons) 1865 "Yazoo" Die Maschinen der "New Ironsides" stammten allerdings von der Engine Building Co., Philadelphia, PA.
Schiffsdampfmaschinen 1861 f├╝r "Wissahickon" 1861 f├╝r "Wissahickon" Das Kanonenboot wurde 1861 von "John W. Lynn" in Philadelphia gebaut




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1881 Umbenennung danach Southwark Foundry & Machine Co.  




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ZEIT1857
THEMABeschreibung
TEXTAt the "Southwark Foundry," of which MERRICK & SONS are proprietors, were constructed the great Iron Pile Light-Houses illuminating the Florida coast, stationed at Sand Key, Gary's Fort Reef, Coffin's Patches, Rebecca Shoal, N. W. Channel, Dry Tortugas, as also those on Brandywine Shoal (Delaware Bay) and the harbor of Chicago, besides iron lanterns for Cape Hatteras, Cape Florida, &c., and beacons for other points. The first three are among the largest in the world, being respectively 120 feet, 112 feet, and 137 feet high (water to focal plane), and 50 feet square, 50 feet diameter, 56 feet diameter at the base respectively, and weighing from 250 to 300 tons each.
This firm made the great Gasholder frame for the Philadelphia Works (the largest in the world), being used for a gasometer 160 feet in diameter ; it weighs about one thousand tons, consisting of twelve Gothic pentagonal iron towers, 90 feet high, braced apart by girders 36 feet long and 8 feet deep, ornamented Gothic, and weighing eighteen tons each in one piece. At this shop were made the 140 feet Gasometer and framing for the same Works. This firm constructed almost all the machinery for the steamers of the U.S. Navy ; among which may be specified the Mississippi, paddle, two side-lever engines of 500 horse power; Princeton, screw, two oscillating-piston engines of 300 horse power; San Jacinto, screw, two geared-engines of 450 horse power; Wabash, screw, two direct-acting engines of 800 horse power. Of these, the former is too generally known to need any comment, and the latter is confessedly the finest of her class in the world. Here also were made the boilers of the U.S. Steamers Susquehanna and Saranac, 800 horse power each ; the machinery for the surveying steamer Corwin ; machinery and hull (iron) for the surveying steamer Search; and, for private parties, the machinery of the Keystone State, paddle, 400 horse power, State of Georgia, paddle, 350 horse power, Quaker City, paddle, 450 horse power, Phineas Sprague, screw, 250 horse power, Alfonso and Cardenas, screws, 215 horse power each, and others. For pumping purposes, the same firm constructed the great iron Elevating Wheel at Chesapeake City, Md., for feeding the canal. This wheel is 38 feet diameter, 12 feet wide, driven by two condensing engines of great power, and elevates two millions of gallons sixteen feet high each hour. More recently, for the Midlothian Coal Mining Company in Virginia, they made a sixty-inch beam Cornish Engine, with one "draw" and three "forcing" lifts, each fourteen inches diameter, ten feet stroke, which pumps one million
gallons per day from a coal pit 710 feet deep. They are extensive manufacturers of Engines and Sugar Mills for Louisiana and Cuba, and are exclusive makers of the N. Rillieux Patent Sugar-Boiling Apparatus, by which white sugar is made directly from the cane juice ; in Cuba by the bagasse alone, and in Louisiana by one-half the fuel ordinarily required. They are also sole manufacturers of Nasmyth's Steam Hammers in this country, and have built all sizes, from five hundred pounds to six tons weight of ram, and up to seven feet drop or fall.
QUELLE[Freedley: Philadelphia and its manufactures (1857) 327]