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Iron Salamanders RH Side of Furnace Building Foundations
Iron Salamanders RH Side of Furnace Building Foundations

Description

The furnace is in fair condition and is unstable. Heavy brush is growing from the top of the furnace. As can be seen from the pictures, the furnace was against the hillside. It has two tuyeres and was a hot blast furnace. I found clear evidence of the engine house, charcoal house, and charging ramp buttress on the small rise just to the right of the furnace. To the right of the furnace there are several large stones that were probably the foundation stones for the steam engine. Additionally, there are three of the largest salamanders I have ever seen located to the right of the furnace. The area is litterd with black, ropy slag.

First Visited: 2Q 2004

History

Start of Operation: 1844, Rebuilt in 1853 or 1855, depending on the source.

Blowout:

Daily Tonnage: 1,140 tons/year

Built By: J.B. Alexander & Co. Managed by W. Patterson

Stack: 33 feet high w/10 foot bosh

Blast: Hot

Type: Charcoal

Directions

GPS N37 53.624 W85 41.844 @484 feet


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