: A view of Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's blast furnace at the Cambell Works, ca. 1920-1929. The function of a blast furnace is to transform raw materials such as iron ore, coke and limestone into pig iron. These ingredients are mechanically charged into the top of the furnace via skip cars or buckets traveling on an inclined bridge. Hot air blast is introduced into the bottom of the furnace. This leads to chemical reactions that produce molten iron, slag, flue dust, and gas. Slag separates unwanted elements from the iron, and flue dust and gas are byproducts. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL05594 Subjects
: Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Steel industry and trade--Ohio--Youngstown--History; Blast furnaces--Ohio; Factories Places
: East Youngstown (Ohio); Campbell (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)