150 years of the Shelton Works - page 15
|But it was on steel that
the future was to be built. In 1892 there was just two steel furnaces in
production, making 12 tons of steel 11 times a week.
Further developments were under way, with a new 30-inch rolling mill being constructed which would take its power from a 1,000 horsepower steam engine.
At Etruria there were 28 puddling furnaces, three three-ton shingling hammers and a 20-inch forge train, along with a 22-inch blooming mill, a 22-inch bar mill, and a 22-inch plate mill together with four reheating furnaces.
Shelton had 59 puddling furnaces, three 50-hundredweight shingling hammers, forge trains of 19 and 22 inches, and two ball furnaces. There were a number of smaller mills around the site as well.