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Alfred Muller, William Kent, Thomas Edison and A. Ruce at Edison's Ore-Concentrating Works, October 1891

Miller, Spencer, 1859-19531891-10

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During the 1890s, Thomas Edison launched a New Jersey mining operation to address an iron ore shortage. He designed rock-crushing technology and an electromagnetic ore separator to extract low-grade ore from crushed boulders. The final product -- a briquette made of powdered iron ore -- didn't do well commercially, especially after high-grade ore was discovered around Lake Superior. In 1899, Edison left the industry.

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  • Title: Alfred Muller, William Kent, Thomas Edison and A. Ruce at Edison's Ore-Concentrating Works, October 1891
  • Creator: Miller, Spencer, 1859-1953
  • Date: 1891-10
  • Location: United States, New York, Ogdensburg
  • Subject Keywords: Muller, Alfred, 1849 or 1855-1896, Kent, William, 1851-1918, Edison, Thomas A. (Thomas Alva), 1847-1931, Ruce, A., Mines and mineral resources, Ore-dressing, Photographic print, Photographs
  • Type: Photographs
  • Contributor: The Henry Ford
  • Original Source: Digital Collections
  • Object Name: Photographic print
  • Object ID: 84.1.1630.P.B.25261
  • Inventor: Thomas Edison
  • Image ID: THF267097
  • Credit: From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

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