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Skip hoist on the side of blast furnace
Description: The two open-ended steel cars on the hoist are called the skip cars. These cars transported raw material to the top of the blast furnace. Skip hoists often had two cars, so that one could be moving upward while the other was coming downward. This 1930s-era photograph is of an unidentified location, but it illustrates operations similar to the mechanical charging at Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's Campbell Works. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05599
Subjects: Ohio Economy--Economy--Business; Steel industry and trade--Ohio--Youngstown--History; Blast furnaces--Ohio; Factories
Places: Youngstown (Ohio); Mahoning County (Ohio)