Brick and Clay Record Volume 30-31

Brick and Clay Record Volume 30-31

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ... wire screen to a 12-ft. pugmill, manufactured at the Means foundry, Steubenville, O. For the manufacture of the brick and block, the stiffmud process is employed, a machine built by the American Clay Machinery C0. being in use. The capacity of the plant is 125,000 daily. The drier has eight tunnels and will hold 130 cars of 500 brick capacity each. It is built of brick and is absolutely fireproof. Fuel gas is used for the drying, one day only being required for the process. The tunnels are 180 ft. in length. The kiln battery consists of 14 down-draft kilns, two of which are 40 ft. in diameter. The brick are set 34 high in rings. Coal is used for watersmoking and burning, the average amount required being 40 tons per kiln. The kilns are of the perforated-floor type. Power is provided for the entire plant by a steamboat engine of 250 h. p. Operations are carried on during eight months of the year. It will be remembered that this Kenilworth plant was burned down about two years ago and rebuilt. i._, _, ____ PAVING NOTES. The VViliams Grove Fire Brick Co., Altoona, Pa., has been awarded the contract for paving required for Conemaugh, Pa. The Lawrence (Kan.) Vitrified Brick & Tile Co. has been awarded the contract to furnish the brick for a large amount of paving in Colorado Springs, Col. With a capital stock of $75,000 and having for its object the taking over and improving of the plant of the Lone Star Brick Co., the Seguin (Tex.) Vitrified Paving & Face Brick Co. has been incorporated with the following ofiicers: O. G. Pearson, president; H. M. Wurzbach, vicepresident; R. L. Wupperman, secretary, and G. E. Tipps, treasurer. The city of Bellingham, Wash., is considering the establishment of a municipal plant fo the manufacture of...
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  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 889g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236757505
  • 9781236757500