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Hanna Furnaces: 1942

Hanna Furnaces: 1942

November 1942. Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corporation, Detroit. General view showing tank which stores gas from the coke oven. Square building and extension in middle ground is where coal is fed to a feeder belt and then transferred to a storage place on top of the coke oven. The coal is then dropped into three inverted bottle-like containers and from there fed directly into the coke ovens. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Arthur Siegel.

 

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A glint of green

I love the bright green window frame. What an unexpected and fun touch of color.

Technically not a steel mill

The Hanna furnaces of the Great Lakes Steel Corp. were used to convert coal into coke and coal gas. The gas was stored in the large black tank and the coke was then used as a steel-making ingredient in the adjacent Great Lakes Steel mill.

Furnace

Great photo, really depicts a working steel mill well.

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Steel mill

thank you, finally a steel mill

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