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Print Gallery | All > Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6 by Paul Heckbert

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Paul Heckbert Paul Heckbert
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$6.00 to $1,047.00
1.42 Gigapixels
Date added
Nov 15, 2009
Date taken
Nov 14, 2009

This is the cast house of Carrie Furnace blast furnace number 6. In the floor are the channels or "runners" through which molten iron flowed. Sluice gates (is that the right terminology?) were used to control the flow. The iron poured directly into "torpedo" rail cars parked below this floor, for transport across the Monongahela River to Homestead Works where the iron was refined into steel and rolled into beams and sheet steel. Slag was skimmed off the top of the molten iron here in the cast house and diverted via slag runners into "slag pot" rail cars, also parked below this floor, for disposal.

An explanation of how a blast furnace works: www.theweebsite.com/trains/blast-furnace.html Will open in a new tab or window
Video of a cast house:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hlfqggGOZw Will open in a new tab or window
Thanks to Randy Sargent for help setting this up.

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Photographic note: perhaps the lens flare was caused by dust on the lens; I should have cleaned it.

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