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Washington Furnace Front of Furnace Front Opening LH Tuyere
Washington Furnace Front of Furnace Front Opening LH Tuyere

Description

Washington Furnace (Clarion County) is a single tuyere stack in poor condition. Some portion of the inner cupola brickwork is visible. The front and all sides have stonework fallen outwards. Found evidence of a foundation wall to the left of the furnace, probably for the blast mechanism. Identified evidence of ore on the hill behind the furnace but did not identify any slag. Some slag was found on the nearby driveway - it is dark black and glassy.

First Visited: 3Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1846

Blowout: 1855

Daily Tonnage:

Built By:

Stack:

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Directions

From Mechanicsville, take SR 2014 West/South approximately 0.8-0.9 miles. There will be a green house on the right, then past two modular homes, then an older house with a garage across the street. The older house is the property owner of the furnace site - ask permission before venturing onto the property. The furnace is just down the road - turn left into a small access road with a fence. Follow the stream to the west, furnace will appear in about fifty yards.

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