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McCalla in Jefferson County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

“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.
 
Location. 33° 14.989′ N, 87° 4.258′ W. Marker is in McCalla, Alabama, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from Confederate Parkway near Tannehill Road. Touch for map. Marker is located in Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12632 Confederate Parkway, Mc Calla AL 35111, United States of America.
 
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); 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. (Submitted on August 28, 2017.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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