Cornell Iron Works

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1828/07/29 The New York American reports that George Cornell and Samuel B Althause have acquired Benjamin Birdsall's business and established Cornell and Althause, manufacturers of plain and ornamental ironwork. Genesis
1828/07/29 The New York American reports that George Cornell and Samuel B Althause have acquired Benjamin Birdsall's business and established Cornell and Althause, manufacturers of plain and ornamental ironwork. Established
1848/00/00 Brothers, John Black Cornell and William Wiggins Cornell, advertise railings, fire-proof chests, grates, fenders, and bedsteads that feature "durability and freedom from bugs". History
1854/00/00 J B Cornell receives a patent for a method of joining metal slats for revolving shutters for store windows. History
1856/00/00 John Black Cornell patents a metallic surface for fireproof partitions that support plaster a key component in the construction of high-rise fireproof buildings. History History of Fire Safety
1856/00/00 John Black Cornell patents a metallic surface for fireproof partitions that support plaster a key component in the construction of high-rise fireproof buildings. History Invention of Structural Iron
1863/00/00 J B and W W Cornell Iron Works supplies gun turrets and spare parts for USS MIANTONOMOH Monitor class warships used by the Union Navy in the American Civil War. History
1870/00/00 After the death of W W Cornell, J B Cornell forms a partnership with his son J M, with shops at 26th Street and 11th Avenue In New York City. History
1879/00/00 The Loubat Stores are completed with cast-iron facade by Cornell Iron Works. Foundry Loubat Stores New York City
1882/00/00 J B and J M Cornell, employing 1,200 at its peak, supplies steel and iron work for The Product Exchange (lost). The building at 2 Broadway had cast-iron columns, supported by wrought-iron girders and metal beams and trusses. Manufacturer Invention of Structural Iron
1883/00/00 Circular stairs and ironwork manufactured by J B and J M Cornell are installed during construction of the Brooklyn Bridge. Manufacturer Brooklyn Bridge New York City Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge
1885/00/00 The 29 foot (9 m) concrete base of the Statue of Liberty is supported by a skeleton of iron beams manufactured by J B and J M Cornell. Cornell stairways are also installed. Manufacturer Statue of Liberty Statue of Liberty National Monument
1893/06/02 Cornell Iron Works foundry and machine shops bounded by 26th St, 27th St, 11th Ave and 12th Ave, are destroyed by a fire. The Terminal Warehouse Co, built of brick, was threatened, but at 1:30 AM it was not thought to be in further danger. History
1893/06/02 Cornell Iron Works office building at the corner of 26th St and 11th Ave, built of brick, took fire several times, but was saved. History
1896/00/00 J B and J M Cornell provides steel and iron work for the construction of the Havemeyer Building on Broadway. Manufacturer
1897/00/00 J B and J M buy the West Point Foundry and Machine Shops situated at Cold Spring, on the Hudson River. The combined foundries can produce 200 tons of iron and steel for buildings, castings, machinery and ordinance. Owner West Point Foundry Preserve Cold Spring
1898/00/00 Cornell Iron Works supplies 8,000 tons of structural steel work for the construction of the tallest building in the world, the Park Row Building in New York City. Manufacturer Park Row Building New York City
1911/00/00 West Point Foundry files for bankruptcy. J M Cornell establishes a new company, Cornell Iron Works, with his sons, Milton Longacre Cornell (1884-1958) and John, to focus on the production of rolling door products. Owner West Point Foundry Preserve Cold Spring
1938/00/00 Cornell replicates the earliest form of overhead doors, portcullis doors, at the cloisters addition of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Manufacturer Fort Tryon Park and the Cloisters New York City
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