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Tapping a Blast Furnace, print by R.S. Chattock (1825-1906)

Tapping a Blast Furnace, print by R.S. Chattock (1825-1906)

One of a series of prints of the Black Country completed around 1872. In 'tapping' newly smelted iron is released at the base of a blast furnace to flow into troughs of sand - shown in the foreground of the picture - to form slabs of iron called 'pigs'.

Year: 1872

Ref: 1978-189-001

Theme: Black Country Landscape

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