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Iron Smelt at Baron's Howe - September 2006

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Preparing to Tap Slag Sound played an important role in this smelt Here the bellows was linked directly to the tuyere, so care had to be taken if a 'fluttering' sound was heard. This signified the liquid slag was starting to block the flow of air into the smelter, and some of it needed to be drained off.

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Text © Darrell Markewitz, 2017
Photographs © Neil Peterson, 2017

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