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Tapping a furnace at Campbell Works' cast house
Description: Steelworkers tapping a furnace at the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company's Campbell Works' cast house, ca. 1910-1919. Workers may tap a furnace four to five times a day. The number of people needed to tap a blast furnace varied by what type of equipment the workers used. Usually they used a small air-operated drill, but if the drill did not work, the workers tapped the furnace by hand. Other times the workers had to poke open the tap hole to unclog it if it stopped. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL05607
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)