Blast Furnaces

Large, vertical structures for smelting iron from ore, using a solid fuel, designed so as to direct a continuous blast of air through the fuel to assure a high rate of combustion.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
2928
Names
blast furnaces
blast furnace
blast-furnaces
furnace, blast
furnaces, blast
hoogovens Dutch
hoogoven Dutch
altos hornos Spanish
alto horno Spanish
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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300006438. The J. Paul Getty Trust.