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A blast furnace is a type of metallurgical furnace used for smelting to produce industrial metals, generally iron, but also others such as lead or copper. In a blast  ... More »

BBC - History - British History in depth: The Blast Furnace Animation


View our Blast Furnance animation and discover how Abraham Darby finally succeeded in smelting iron.

blast furnace | metallurgy | Britannica.com


Jul 1, 2008 ... 7-1-2008 See Article History ... Blast furnaces are used to produce pig iron from iron ore for subsequent processing into steel, and they are also ...

A Brief History of Iron and Steel Manufacture - Saint Anselm College


At very high temperatures (rare except in a blast furnace -- see below), a radical change takes place: the iron begins to absorb carbon rapidly, and the iron starts ...

Medieval Technology and American History - In-Depth Articles - The ...


Its essentials were: 1) smelting iron from its ore in a blast furnace, 2) fueled by charcoal, 3) using a blast of forced air to intensify the heat, and 4) refining and ...

What Goes on in the Blast Furnace? - Penn State Engineering


Building Community: Medieval Technology and American History - Project of Penn State University ... The blast furnace has been "blown in" and is ready for use.

Medieval Technology and American History - The System of a Blast ...


Blast furnaces seem alien, strange, and dangerous to us today. But in fact, they are a remarkably simple technology — albeit on a large scale — that is really no  ...

Blast Furnaces, Early - Dictionary definition of Blast Furnaces, Early ...


Definition of Blast Furnaces, Early – Our online dictionary has Blast Furnaces, Early information from Dictionary of American History dictionary.

Iron Furnace History in Ohio - The Olde Forester


History of the Iron Furnace industry in Southeastern Ohio. ... type made in the blast furnaces of the Hanging Rock Iron District of Southern Ohio and Northeastern ...

Blast furnace in earlier times - Jernkontoret


May 13, 2015 ... The furnace top house at Berkinge blast furnace in Forsmark 1792. ... The figure above shows what the blast furnace basically looked like from the Middle Ages down to the ... Publications on history of mining and metallurgy.