|Lucinda Furnace & Iron Works: .
Date Built: ca. 1833
Date Out-of-Blast: ca.1858
Other names Lucinda Furnace was known by:
|Lucinda Furnace & Iron Works:
A Stone Blast Furnace & Iron Works
Buchanan & Reynolds Company;
Reynolds & Evans Company (Leased furnace);
|Short History of Lucinda Furnace:
From "Iron Manufacturer's Guide", 1859,
From "History of Clarion County" 1887.
Lucinda Furnace. Located on Paint Creek in Knox Township. Height 30 feet, 8 foot bosh. Hot Blast. Humes became sole proprietor. John F. Steinman, assignee of Humes, sold furnace to James Buchanan. later U.S President, and John Reynolds in 1843. Produced 1,200 tons in 1845, but only 1,500 tons in 1856. The furnace output had a high reputation among rail and foundrymen. Abandoned 1858 because of low prices and scare timber. (Caldwell,1877: )
Lucinda Furnace. Built in 1833 on Paint Creek. It was a hot blast charcoal furnace with a 7' 10" bosh and 30 feet high. In 1845 it was purchased from its original owners by James Buchanan, afterwards he became President of the United States, and John Reynolds of Cornwall, Lebanon County. At the same time they purchased 4,351 acres of land in Knox Township for $20,500. Buchanan visited the furnace in June 1843. The furnace was abandoned in 1858 because of low prices and scarcity of timber. (Sharp & Thomas,1966:32)
1872 Map of Knox Township, Clarion, showing the location of Lucinda Furnace and the settlement around the furnace location.
(from "Atlas of the County of Lawrence & The State of Pennsylvania," Published by G.M.Hopkins & Co., Philadelphia, PA, ca.1872)
To reach the furnac site, turn west from PA Rt 68 to S.R.4015 in the Village of Lucinda. Follow it for about 1.3 miles. The ruins of the old stack are on the right side of the road and only about 20 feet from it. A sign beside the furnace tells its story. Only part of the structure remains. Most of it was removed when the road was widened several years ago.
(Sharp & Thomas,1966:36)
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