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Snapshots

  1. Drill

    Snapshot Title: Drill
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    drill for tapping furnace



  2. Mud Gun

    Snapshot Title: Mud Gun
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Mud Gun for sealing furnace



  3. mud packets for mud gun

    Snapshot Title: mud packets for mud gun
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    material used in the mud gun to seal the tap hole after the furnace was tapped of iron. the mud gun operated much like a caulking gun.



  4. Scrap Bin

    Snapshot Title: Scrap Bin
    Taken by: ron baraff

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    Bin where iron skull (overflow and/or excess in runners) was stored until trucked out.



  5. the base of blast furnace number 6

    Snapshot Title: the base of blast furnace number 6
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:



  6. sluice gate

    Snapshot Title: sluice gate
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    pull down on the handle and the (heavy!) gate lifts up, unblocking flow in the channel. The lever arms have counterweights (hanging, or welded on) to make it easier.

    Operating these must have been a...



  7. hot iron poured from this channel

    Snapshot Title: hot iron poured from this channel
    Taken by: Paul Heckbert

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    into a torpedo car, a type of railroad car built for carrying molten iron. It was parked below on the railroad tracks than run under this floor.



  8. The Gigantero of the north

    Snapshot Title: The Gigantero of the north
    Taken by: Stoney Vintson

    Image: Cast House of Carrie Furnace No. 6
    Image Owner: Paul Heckbert



    Description:

    I looked for any common meanings of the idiom Gigantero. When you add "ero" to a word it refers to a person who does something. Gigantesco means gigantic and is derived from the Greek cognate Greek ...