Ingersoll-Rand blast furnace engine   Save
Youngstown Sheet & Tube Audiovisual Archives
Description: This photograph depicts a blast furnace engine manufactured by the Ingersoll-Rand Company. The engine provided mechanical power to the blast furnace to allow it to operate. Blast furnaces burn alternating layers of iron ore and coke (as fuel) by forcing in large amounts of air, forming pig iron. This is the first step of the steelmaking process. This photograph belongs to the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company Audiovisual Archives, so it likely depicts a Youngstown company plant. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AC2_YHCIL_MSS0140_B02F27_009
Subjects: Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company; Steel industry; Blast furnaces--Equipment and supplies; Ingersoll-Rand Company
Places: Youngstown Sheet & Tube Audiovisual Archives