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Near Marietta in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Skip Hoist/Oil Shed

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
1. Skip Hoist/Oil Shed Marker
Inscription.  The blast furnace was charged with anthracite coal, limestone and iron ore. In order to get the raw materials to the top of the furnace stack, a steam powered device called a "skip hoist" was used. The hoist was an inclined rail that conveyed platforms from the stock shed to the top of the furnace. The concrete base of the hoist was located to the left of the Oil Shed. The Shed, one of the original structures that still stands, housed lubricants for the furnace. At the corners of the Oil Shed are concrete bases that supported the hoist's vertical trusses.
 
Erected by Rivertownes PA USA; Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 40° 3.513′ N, 76° 32.115′ W. Marker is near Marietta, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from Robert K Mowrer Drive south of Furnace Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 Donegal Place, Marietta PA 17547, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Pennsylvania Canal (here, next to this marker); Concrete Railroad Piers
Skip Hoist/Oil Shed Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 7, 2019
2. Skip Hoist/Oil Shed Marker
(here, next to this marker); Stone Base of the Chimney (a few steps from this marker); Hot-Blast Stove Bases (a few steps from this marker); Frick Stationary Steam Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); Donegal Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman/Vesta Furnace (within shouting distance of this marker); Musselman/Vesta Iron Furnace Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marietta.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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