The Schoefer Kilns

The Schoefer Kilns (HM1LTS)

Location: Coplay, PA 18037 Lehigh County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 40.613', W 75° 29.77'

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Saylor Cement Museum

Portland cement is essentially an artificial product. It is made by burning various minerals in a kiln at intensive heat to produce clinker. The upright dome kiln 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 continuous production except when closed for repairs. Bituminous coal served as fuel. Coplay Cement Company built the kilns preserved in Saylor Park in 1892-1893 and operated them until 1904. They were replaced by the rotary kiln. One of the most important advances in cement manufacture.
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Date Added Tuesday, July 14th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 458068 N 4503007
Decimal Degrees40.67688333, -75.49616667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.613', W 75° 29.77'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 36.78" N, 75° 29' 46.2" W
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Area Code(s)610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Ironton Rail-Trail, Coplay PA 18037, US
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