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1846 model of Creusot steam hammer designed by François Bourdon, on display at the Musée des Arts et Metiers
1867. Mineral locomotive at Creusot Works, Blanzy District.

Location of an old established iron and steel works

1826 Aaron Manby purchased the ironworks and reorganized them

1833/7 The Schneider Brothers took over the ironworks

1868 Blast engines at Creusot (four engines) described and illustrated [1]. Blowing cylinder 2.75m dia, stroke 2.00m, 15 rpm, 175 HP.

1877 'The bursting of the steam cylinder of the engine driving the rolls in a plate mill at Creusot has resulted in laying the mill idle for nearly a month.'[2]

1920 Read an entire illustrated supplement published by The Engineer about the Creusot Schneider and Co Works - Here. [3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Practical Mechanic's Journal, 1 May 1868
  2. [1] The Engineer, 14 Sept 1877. Brief mention only, as reproduced above
  3. The Engineer 1920/09/17Supp