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Buchanan Furnace Front of Furnace LH Tuyere
Buchanan Furnace Front of Furnace LH Tuyere
Front Opening RH Feature Rear of Furnace
Front Opening RH Feature Rear of Furnace

Description

Buchanan Furnace remains in good condition. The furnace has a single tuyere on the LH side, but the RH side has an unusual opening, shaped almost like a rectangle. The long side is oriented in the vertical direction. There is no evidence of cupola stonework in the stack. Slag surrounding the area is highly porous, ropy, and black.

First Visited: 3Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1844

Blowout: 1858

Daily Tonnage: 1200 tons per year, or about 4-5 tons per day based upon a 9 month production window

Built By: Christian Meyers

Stack: 9 foot bosh

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

According to Sharp & Thomas, in 1850 the operators of the furnace were Plummer and Creary.

Directions

From Callensburg, take 58 West across the Clarion River. Just past the bridge on the right hand curve is a house with a large lane on the south side going back behind the property. Park, ask permission since the furnace is on private property. Follow the lane around to the river and then turn right. The furnace will be just ahead on a slight rise.

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