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Going Down to See the Blast Furnaces

 

The blast furnace blowing engines at the Blists Hill ironworks were built next to the coal mine...

 

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Blists Hill was an industrial region consisting of a brick and tile works, blast furnaces and coal, iron and fire clay mines operated by the Maderly Wood Company...

 

Coking Coal is converted to Coke by driving off impurities to leave almost pure carbon... the burned Coke is a better fuel because coke produces more heat on burning as compared to coal... due to this product it made it possible to make cast iron...

 

Going Down to See the Blast Furnaces

 

The blast furnace blowing engines at the Blists Hill ironworks were built next to the coal mine...

 

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Blists Hill was an industrial region consisting of a brick and tile works, blast furnaces and coal, iron and fire clay mines operated by the Maderly Wood Company...

 

Coking Coal is converted to Coke by driving off impurities to leave almost pure carbon... the burned Coke is a better fuel because coke produces more heat on burning as compared to coal... due to this product it made it possible to make cast iron...

 

comments (13)

La note est très intéressante pour comprendre la photo de droite et je vois que Penny était en agréable compagnie. J'aime ce bâtiment aux couleurs chaudes et son architecture. Bonne journée et bisous pour 3
....peter:): Penny était en bonne compagnie avec Bill Phillips, l'une des personnes de Shutterchance qui nous a fait visiter de nombreuses parties de sa région en Angleterre Marie ...
les bâtiments sur la droite sont un haut fourneau utilisé pour créer de la fonte à partir de coke / charbon à la fin des années 1700 ... Bisous de nous 3
Memories and blasts from the past, Peter! smile
....peter:): good memories of the blast furnaces from the past Ginniegrin
....petersmile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2020, 06:59
It's still very impressive, Peter; and nice to see two friends today
....peter:): the medieval blast furnaces are very impressive Lisl... it's a pleasure to share these friends with you today....petersmile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Mar 2020, 07:30
Industrial history, the story of how we got to where we are today, is so interesting Peter

Nice to see Penny and Bill on your adventure..
....peter:): there is a lot of history that came out of this blast furnace Chris... Bill also took good care of us for two days before the SC meet-up....petersmile
The birthplace of the Industrial revolution. That bloke with Penny looks familiar grin
....peter:): i quoted "The birthplace of the Industrial revolution." in one of my posts this week Bill... that fine fellow with Penny took very good care of us for two days... for which we were very grateful....petersmile
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 30 Mar 2020, 09:38
That is a massive old place Peter.
....peter:): yes it is massive Chad... and there was a second blast furnace that had to come down at that site....petersmile
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 30 Mar 2020, 09:44
Great memories here, Peter. I like thuis kind of museums, telling the story like it was (or still is)
Great picture of Bill and Ange.
....peter:): the blast furnaces were the start of the industrial revolution Astrid...
that's Penny with Billgrin... he gave us tours for two days before the SC meet-up in May of 2014....petersmile
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 30 Mar 2020, 12:08
Jolie couleur de la pierre
JP
....peter:): les bâtiments sont un haut fourneau construit dans les années 1700, JP!
....peter/pierresmile
Good to see Bill and Penny! That is an interesting building, Peter smile
....peter:): Bill took us on tours for two days Martin... that building is a blast furnace ....petersmile
I often wish I could look back when visiting places like this and somehow see what it was actually like when in use, it wouldn't have been as pristine as this.
....peter:): i'm sure that you would have liked being there to record the history Brian... on Friday i have a link to take you to a video of how they used these to create the Iron Bridge....petersmile
The buildings look like they have faces. I can’t unsee it. 🙂
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 30 Mar 2020, 22:36
The early part of my productive life, I worked at a steel works. Then moved to a colliery, that work on this principle. They mined the coking coal, produced coke and then produced iron from their blast furnaces. This last company was found around 1890 and SA's steel industry was established around 1930, which lead to the closing of the colliery's blast furnaces and them supplying coking coal to the steel industry. You brought back some memories.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 31 Mar 2020, 00:57
such an amazing structure

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