Skip hoist on the side of blast furnace   Save
Skip hoist on the side of blast furnace
Description: The incline seen on the side of the blast furnace is the skip hoist. This steel structure provided the means for transporting raw materials to the top of the blast furnace, thereby eliminating the jobs of men known as "top fillers." This 1930s-era photograph is of an unidentified location, but the features are comparable to the techniques used at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's Campbell Works' blast furnaces. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05598
Subjects: Steel industry and trade--Ohio; Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company; Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Blast furnaces--Ohio; Factories
Places: Youngstown (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)