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Terre Noire Forge and Foundry Co

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La Compagnie des Fonderies et Forges de Terrenoire, of France.

Also known as the Compagnie des Fonderies et Forges de Terrenoire la Voulte et Bessèges.

Works locations: Terre-Noire (steelworks), la Voulte, and Bessèges. Head office in Lyons.

Formed from the Compagnie des Mines de Fer de Saint-Étienne (established in 1822) and the Compagnie des Forges de Loire and Isère, established by Frérejean in 1819.

In 1870 the principal products at Terrenoire were steel rails and steel boiler plates. Sole licensee in France for the production of ferromanganese under the patent of William Henderson. Managing Director Alexander Jullien.[1]

See French Wikipedia entry

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  1. [1] Engineering 21 Jan 1870