1. Who was the mill in Syracuse? Any info?
2. Was Millman telling the truth or was there a reason to hide the importation of fluid steel barrels? Did the idea of an exclusive production enhance the perceived value...so stretch the truth?
3. Maybe the Syracuse mill imported them for Smith and performed some function on the rough bored barrels and then sent them to Smith ?
This seems to hinge on the exsistance of the Syracuse mill.
My guess from Drew's information....probably imported them all. Millman was blowing smoke.