OLD MILL – EAGLE MILLS – EAGLE IRON & STEEL CO.

OLD MILL – EAGLE MILLS – EAGLE IRON & STEEL CO.

Submitted by Sharon M. Kouns

  • IR Dec. 16, 1869 – Iron Intelligence – It is quite probable that some time this Winter or toward Spring the old Mill will be started.
  • IR Nov. 26, 1885 – Iron News. – Every iron firm in this county is, at present, employing men and paying wages, except perhaps one, the Old Mill Co., but they have rented their furnace to a company that is paying wages.
  • IR July 9, 1891 – John Edwards has completed his examination of the Old Mill with a view of ascertaining what it would cost to put it in proper shape to run.He left last Monday, in response to a telegram to meet Mr. Hawkins, the owner of the mill, in New York. Mr. Edwards’ estimate is such that it may be considered favorable to the project of starting the mill.
  • IR Jan. 28, 1892 – Progess of Work. – The transformation of the “old mill” into the modern manufactory of the Eagle Iron & Steel Company, moves actively along……
  • IR Mar. 10, 1892 – F. C. Tomlinson has resigned his position as Teller in the Second National Bank and has accepted the position of Secretary of the Eagle Iron and Steel Company.Mr. George Roetting takes Mr. Tomlinson’s place in the bank.
  • IR Mar. 10, 1892 – H. A. Marting is in Cincinnati and Louisville in the interest of the Eagle Mill.
  • IR Mar. 31, 1892 – D. R. Wolfe left for St. Louis, last Saturday, after a pleasant stay here for a week.He will be the St. Louis agent for the Eagle Iron Co.
  • IR Apr. 7, 1892 – The Eagle mills are very busy in getting ready to start up and will raise steam and try their machinery sometime this week.It is now fully expected that a part of the mill will be on next week.
  • IR Apr. 14, 1892 – Steam was raised in the Eagle mills last Friday, and at noon the old familiar whistle sounded for the first time at the Eagle mills.Mr. Marting says that the machinery works charmingly, and that their mills and furnaces are nearly ready to start up, that they have orders six months ahead, and are refusing orders.
  • IR Apr. 14, 1892 – Eagle Mill. – Two of the furnaces at the old mill (Eagle Mill) were started on Tuesday morning.These furnaces are No.’s 2 and 3 and in charge of Joseph Smith and Samuel Talbott. The several furnaces about the mill are numbered from 1 upward, and last Saturday there was a drawing for the furnaces and in which much interest was taken.  There are 15 furnaces all told.  The other 13 ceased to start until some grate bars are made for them and the two furnaces that went into operation Tuesday are producing the iron from which these bars are to be made. As soon as the arrangements can be made the other furnaces will go on, and it is confidently expected that by May 1st all the mill will be running in every department. There are good prospects for the mill and business is very fair, though the prices are not as good as the company had hoped for.  It is estimated that the mill in all the various departments will turn out about 100 tons of iron per day.  About two-fifths of this amount will be the out-put of the 15 furnaces and the remaining three-fifths will be supplied with steel from the Ashland steel plant, from whence three hundred tons have been purchased.
  • IR May 12, 1892 – Eagle mill tried some sheet iron, yesterday, but broke a small casting, and had to stop to get a stronger one.
  • IR May 12, 1892 – The first shipment of the Eagle Mill’s product was a consignment of two car loads of her iron to the Ensign works at Huntington, W. Va., last Saturday.
  • IR May 19, 1892 – The Eagle mill will have to put in new foundations for its steel sheet rolls.
  • IR Mar. 2, 1893 – The Eagle mill is enlarging its warehouse.