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    • Site of Glazing Mill

    • Mills; Gearing;
    • "This structure appears to be on or near the downstream part of the sawmill originally on this site that straddled the adjacent wheelrace. The structure shown on this site is not shown on any map earlier than the 1903 one. The site is that of part...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the first rolling mill in America using cast-iron wheels, and was built in 1822. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring,...
    • Graining Mill

    • Mills; Building deterioration;
    • "This graining mill was three stories high on the uphill side; top story was of frame and sheet metal; building had a low roof. The finished, grained powder was taken out on the upper level. Narrow gauge track ran across front of graining mill on...
    • Camphor plant

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    • This photograph shows a camphor flaker at the camphor plant of E.I. du Pont Nemours & Company at Deepwater Point NJ. At this plant camphor is manufactured for medical as well as industrial use. This latter is known as technical camphor. Technical...
    • Walker's Mill

    • Mills; Storage facilities; Textile industry;
    • "Built in 1814 by Joseph B. Simms, this stone mill was operated through most of its long life as a cotton spinning mill. The land belonged to E. I. du Pont, and the Brandywine Manufacturers' Sunday School first met there. The mill and the...
    • Unidentified Building

    • Buildings; Storage facilities;
    • "Unknown. From its location near the barn it is inferred that this stone structure was associated with the farming operations. William F. Flanigan in an interview refers to a 'lime house,' and a structure with this designation is shown in this...
    • Cordura rayon

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    • A recent development in the textile field that is growing in importance is Cordura rayon. This rayon yarn was made expressly for the manufacturing of cords for bus, truck and passenger car tires. Because of its high strength and its ability to...
    • Roll Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was possibly the second rolling mill in America with iron wheels and was built in 1824. The rolling wheels were made of cast iron, and each weighed 14,300 pounds. These were made by Gouverneur Kemble's West Point Foundry at Cold Spring, New...
    • Cordura rayon

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    • A recent development in the textile field that is growing in importance is Cordura rayon. This rayon yarn was made expressly for the manufacturing of cords for bus, truck and passenger car tires. Because of its high strength and its ability to...
    • Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Station

    • Railroad stations;
    • On back: "A station was established here in 1851. The present station was built in 1884. This is said to be the oldest railroad station on top of any mountain in the world. The B & O reached Oakland in 1851. Soon after this event many famous 19th...
    • Grainery

    • Granaries; Grain industry;
    • "This site was occupied by a packing house in early times, but was a grainery in the later nineteenth century. After 1904 it was merely a stonewalled indentation used to store barrels. The building may have had a frame roof. It has been referred to...
    • Coal Mill - Site and Remains

    • Mills; Foundations;
    • "Built sometime before 1834, this building was both a sulphur and charcoal pulverizing mill. It was a large stone building valued at $3000 in 1834, and was also known as the dust mill, partly on account of the dust it created. At a later date it...
    • Composition House

    • Ordnance industry; Gunpowder;
    • "If the 1834 Alfred Victor du Pont survey is accurate and in scale, then this is not the press house shown on that survey about 100 feet from the existing indented stone-walled area. If the scale of the map is incorrect, then this could be the same...
    • Corning Mill

    • Mills; Grain industry;
    • "This stone mill was built before 1834. It exploded September 28, 1835, January 20, 1859, March 25, 1870, December 19, 1893, and in February, 1906 when Buck Buchanan ('Yaba's' brother) was killed. In 1873 it had one 16-hp wheel. Until 1908 this was...
    • Sweepings Room

    • Storage facilities; Gunpowder;
    • "This site originally was the old grainery according to the 1834 Alfred Victor du Pont survey. In August, 1869, it was a packing house, the upstream end of which was torn down in that month. For a fairly long period in the later nineteenth...
    • Glaze Mill

    • Mills; Gunpowder;
    • "This was a stone and frame building on stone foundations, which was built sometime before 1873. In 1879 a 24 inch "Canadian" turbine was installed which produced 22.8 hp and was able to drive the nine glazing barrels at 20 revolutions per minute....
    • Men inside dipper at Panama

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    • A 15 cu. yard dipper used on one of the big dipper dredges at Panama. A platform has been suspended half way down this dipper and thirty-four men have been grouped on this platform. This gives you an idea of the immense size of these dippers. We...

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