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Hege Iron Works

Hege Iron Works

The Hege Iron Works in Salem is seen in the center of this photograph. The Hege Iron Works produced steam engines and wood planers.

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  1. You’ve changed the name on this – see message I just posted to FB Forsyth County History group – -The was originally Salem Agricultural Works, founded by C. A. Hege & G. T. Glascock in 1873, several ads & articles in old People’s Press newspapers when it started. Around 1877 the name changed to Salem Iron Works and G. T. Glascock was not longer involved in this operation. In 1874 G. T. Glascock started another foundry in Greensboro, that became Glascock Stove & Mfg. Co. This is the first time I’ve seen it called Hege Iron Works, Digital Forsyth has always called it Salem Iron Works in the past. And all literature, ads and newspaper articles call it Salem Iron Works. My great great grandfather was G. T. Glascock, I’ve done a lot of research on this and C. A. Hege’s history. C. A. Hege was in the Civil War, wounded and taken prisoner in the same battle as another relative of mine. After the war C. A. Hege sold farm equipment and other iron items around Forsyth & Guilford Counties. C. A. Hege went on to patent a lot of Saw Mill equipment. A lot of his old records and Salem Iron Works records are in the UNC-Chapel Hill Library. Contact me if you want copies of items I have related to this –

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