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Normandale Blast Furnace

Normandale Blast Furnace

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted October, 2010

Normandale Blast Furnace

Plaque Location

The County of Norfolk
In Normandale, in a park on the north side of Mill Lane
south of Van Norman Street
just east of Turkey Point Provincial Park

Coordinates: N 42 42.585 W 80 18.593


Plaque Text

One of Upper Canada's most important industrial enterprises, the Normandale ironworks and its blast furnace played a significant role in the early economic development of the province. Built in 1816-1817 by John Mason, and enlarged in 1821-1822 by Joseph Van Norman, Hiram Capron, and George Tillson, it produced the famous Van Norman cooking stove, as well as iron kettles, pots and pans, and agricultural implements. Up to 200 men were employed prior to the closure of the blast furnace in 1847, following the exhaustion of the local bog ore deposits.

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King Capron 1796-1872
George Tillson 1782-1864
Marmora Ironworks 1823



Norfolk County Plaques

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