The conversion of iron ore into molten iron required very high temperatures. To raise the temperature, compressed air was pumped into the furnace (1).
A steam engine located in this building
provided the power needed to compress
the air pumped into the furnace.
The engine turned a fifteen-foot
flywheel (2) that operated
two large blowing tubs (3).
Pistons (4), located inside the
blowing tubs, forced air into a pipe
that carried the air to the upper
level of the furnace. The air was
heated by the hot gasses that came
from the furnace stack and piped
into the furnace through two
openings or "tuyers,” located
at either side of the furnace.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Natural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Appalachian Iron Furnaces series list.
Location. 39° 3.383′ N, 82° 27.433′ W. Marker is in Buckeye Furnace, Ohio, in Jackson County. Marker is on Buckeye Park Road (County Road 167) 0.2 miles north of Buckeye Road (County Road
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Labor At Charcoal Iron Furnace (here, next to this marker); Shipment Of Iron (here, next to this marker); Casting (a few steps from this marker); Stock Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Stockyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Limestone (within shouting distance of this marker); Charcoal (within shouting distance of this marker); Raw Materials (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buckeye Furnace.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 10, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.