Schoefer Kilns - Coplay, Pennsylvania
Posted by: BruceS
N 40° 40.609 W 075° 29.762
18T E 458079 N 4502999
Quick Description: Marker for historic cement kilns in Coplay, Pennsylvania.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 7/28/2012 11:02:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMEZKQ
Text of marker:
The Schoefer Kilns
Portland cement is essentially an artificial product. It is made by burning various minerals in a linln at intense heat to produce clinker. The upright dome iln was the first type used in America. an improvement was the Schoefer vertical kiln with chambers for heating, burning and cooling the material. The kiln was in continous production except when closed for repairs. Bituminous coal served as fule. Coplay Cemtn Company built the kilns presered in Saylor Park in 1892-1893 and opered them until 1904. The were replaced by rotary kiln. One of the most important advances in cement manufacture.
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Coplay, Pennsylvania United States
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