Re: Equipment Instructions for freight cars

Anthony Thompson <thompson@...>

Dennis Storzek wrote:
It appears that at one time it was the Milwaukee Solvay Coke Co. I can remember seeing them push red hot coke out of the battery.
Here is more info:
It changed names from Milwaukee Coke and Gas Co. to Milwaukee Solvay Coke in 1942, long after both Solvay and Semet-Solvay had been sold to Allied Chemical. Since this Milwaukee plant later became part of Manganese Chemical Corp., it likely had nothing to do with the Solvay Division of Allied Chemical. That's assuming, of course, that the history stated on the "Don's Depot" web page is correct.

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