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Page entitled : Eber Brock Ward Iron King and Steel Pioneer

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How Eber Brock Ward became the first Iron King and then pioneer steel maker in America and how Orrin W. Potter built the Chicago Rolling Mill into a large steel producer

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... Daniel J. Morrell, Ward established the first experimental steel plant in the USA at Wyandotte, Michigan . They therefore secured the rights of William Kelly’s pneumatic process for steel making, later adding the patents of Robert F. Mushet related to the production of spiegeleisen. These patents, they vested in the Kelly Pneumatic Process Company, to which they also admitted William M. Lyon and James Park jr   ...


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