The Hartsfeld Smelting Furnace
|Aerials of Newport Steel||Newport Steel's other location was this
blast furnace in Martin's Ferry, Ohio
Aerial Views of Newport Steel
left, 1951; right, 1966
The story that went with the 1951 picture is here.
Licking Rolling Mill
|Licking Roller Mill, 1905||1908||1926|
|Newport Rolling Mill Letterhead
Note the World-wide offices listed on the 1926 item
The Charles R. Hook, of the American Rolling Mill in Newport
|The Andrews Steel Company began as The Globe Iron Roofing and Corrugating Co., established by brothers J. A. Andrews and A. L. Andrews, on the public landing in Cincinnati (above). They bought the Swift Iron and Steel Co in Newport in 1890; formed Andrews Steel in 1908; and the Newport Culvert Company in 1919.|
Ad for the Newport Culvert Company, 1923
|Newport Rolling Mill, Newport||The Andrews Steel Co., Newport|
|The Andrews Steel Plant (top) and The Andrews Rolling Mill (bottom)||Newport Rolling Mill on the Licking River|
3,000 people were employed here.
read a little more about Andrews here.
...and a less flattering moment for J. A. Andrews is here.
The mill in Wilder has been Swift, Andrews, Interlake and now as Newport Steel.
Interior, Newport Steel, 1955
|As long as they had a
tank in town, they took
out some stills, too.
February 21, 1922
|Patrolling the streets to
quell the riots at the Newport
Rolling Mills, February 4, 1922
|Guards during the riots,
February 4, 1922
|Thanks to Carol Hudson for the picture on the right, and the catalog below.|
Thanks to Thurman Wenzl for sending us this link to the story of labor strife and unions in Newport's steel mills.
You can view an early catalog of the products of Newport Steel, here.
“The Gaylord Iron and Pipe Company have finally purchased the Wolf Rolling-mill property,
in Newport, for the sum of $51,975. This is said to be the finest piece of property for manufacturing
purposes in the city.” Courier-Journal, April 29, 1873
An earlier, 1855, ad for railroad “tyres”is here.
|“CINCINNATI, Ohio, Aug. 21.--A shipment of 150 pounds of metallic, chemically pure aluminum, the first export of this metal from the United States, was made this week from Newport, Ky., to London, England. The precious metal, which sold at 50 cents per pound, was smelted from Kentucky ore and clay by a process which is as yet tedious and is kept a secret.” New York Times, August 22, 1888|