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   Andrew Carnegie - iron industrialist and steel king

Page entitled : The Edgar Thomson Steel Works

Content of this page is about :
How Alexander Holley and Captain Bill Jones built the Edgar Thomson Steel works for Andrew Carnegie, and how Carnegie shifted his interest entirely to steel

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... the outstanding mechanical genius of William R. “Bill” Jones (1839-1889), who contributed much to the plant design as chief assistant to Holley and then (in 1875) took over as general superintendent of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, as the plant was renamed . ‘Captain’ Bill Jones, who died in a blast furnace explosion in 1889, built the Carnegie steel plant  ...

 

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