Iron Mountain's Ardis Furnace

Photograph of the Ardis Furnace, named after the daughter of the inventor, John Tyler Jones. This was an experimental furnace erected in 1908 to process low-grade iron ore. The 85-foot long steel tube was charged with ore and rotated by electric motors. Iron suitable for mill use was discharged from the lower end of the tube. The Chartiers Mining and Manufacturing Company erected the furnace on the city’s North Side near Jones’ residence at Lake Antoine. [William J. Cummings], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Photograph of the Ardis Furnace, named after the daughter of the inventor, John Tyler Jones. This was an experimental furnace erected in 1908 to process low-grade iron ore. The 85-foot long steel tube was charged with ore and rotated by electric motors. Iron suitable for mill use was discharged from the lower end of the tube. The Chartiers Mining and Manufacturing Company erected the furnace on the city’s North Side near Jones’ residence at Lake Antoine. [William J. Cummings]
Subject(s): Furnaces
Iron Mountain (Mich.)
Date Created: 1900 (approximate)