"J. H. Brothers" wrote:
> When are electric furnaces introduced? My reference library on the iron
> industry only goes up to about 1880.
if I remember correctly electric furnaces were introduced
Here in Voelklingen an electric furnace was developed in
1906 (Roechling-Rodenhauser Ofen), the production of
steel started in 1907.
This was not the first electric furnace, they purchased
a Kjellin-type furnace in 1905 from Siemens-Schuckert.
(from: 50 Jahre Roechling Voelklingen, 1931)
If this isn't exact enough, please write me, I'll search
in the archive (will take some days).
Weltkulturerbe Völklinger Hütte: