Blast furnace, New Jersey, 19th century

Blast furnace, New Jersey, 19th century

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Caption: Blast furnace, New Jersey, 19th century. Original Howell or Monmouth furnace, at Allaire, New Jersey, USA, built in the period 1831-1846 and seen in a ruined state here. This photograph is from the Albert T. Keller collection of the American Iron and Steel Institute. The collection consists of historical photographs of blast furnaces used in the iron and steel industry. A blast furnace is where iron ore is heated to high temperatures in the presence of oxygen, with the carbon content controlled to produce types of steel (an alloy of iron and carbon).

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