Why is it called “Portland” cement? Joseph Aspdin, an English mason who patented the product in 1824, named it Portland cement because it produced a concrete that resembled the color of the natural limestone quarried on the Isle of Portland, an island in the English Channel. The Wide World of Cement There are many different […]
The Colonial Williamsburg Brickyard successfully built and burned a limerick recently. Lime was an important product in the 18th-century building trades, being the key ingredient in both mortar and plaster. The week of February 9-13 was spent constructing the rick, which consisted of a wide circular platform of firewood about four feet tall, topped with […]
What you are, speaks so loudly that people oftentimes do not hear what you say. The Cement Industry of the United States has established for itself a position of such permanence and importance in America’s industrial life, that neither arguments nor eulogies are needed to gain public recognition and appreciation for this great business.