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Buckeye Furnace in Jackson County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Engine House

 
 
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By TeamOHE, October 23, 2020
1. Engine House Marker
Inscription.  
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 & CommerceNatural 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

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By TeamOHE, October 23, 2020
2. Engine House Marker
165), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1058 Buckeye Park Rd, Wellston OH 45692, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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.
 
Engine House Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 23, 2020
3. Engine House Marker
Engine House Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, October 23, 2020
4. Engine House Marker
 
 
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.
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