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"Hot Pot", Ensley Works

ca 1920s

 
 
"Hot Pot", Ensley Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, August 5, 2015
1. "Hot Pot", Ensley Works Marker
Inscription.  
Sometimes called a slag ladle or cinder pot, this relic from U.S. Steel's Ensley Works was used as a part of a eight-car train to move slag from the furnaces to the slag dump. A single car could hold up to 15 tons.

Pot manufactured at U.S. Steel's Johnstown Works (PS) and track at Ensley Works (AL). Train included six slag pots, compressor car, riding car and engine and a two-man crew.

Crushed slag is used as road aggregate, ballast for railroad tracks and in cinder blocks.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 33° 14.989′ N, 87° 4.258′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Tuscaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Parkway near Tannehill Road. Marker is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12632 Confederate Parkway, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pipe DL & CO 1889 (here, next to this marker); Bessemer Sewer System (here, next to this marker); Blower House (here, next to this marker);
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Charles Jefferson Stewart House (within shouting distance of this marker); Belcher House (within shouting distance of this marker); Nail House (within shouting distance of this marker); Peel House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Collins House (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCalla.
 
Also see . . .  Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Park website homepage (Submitted on August 28, 2017.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 19 times this year. Last updated on December 1, 2018, by David J Gaines of Pinson, Alabama. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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