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Nassawango Iron Furnace, Furnace Road, 1.2 miles west of Maryland Route 12, Snow Hill, Worcester County, MD



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HB603914
View Looking West At Furnace Stack Showing Scaffolding For Repairs.

HB603915
View Looking East At Furnace Stack Showing Scaffolding.

HB603916
Detail, 3/4 View Of Hot Blast Stove On Top Of Furnace Showing Cast-iron Retorts And Turned Head (where Raw Materials Were Loaded Into Furnace).

HB603917
Straight On View Of Cast-iron Retorts At Top Of Furnace Showing Portion Of Hot Blast Stove And Turned Head.


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Location
1.2 miles west of Maryland Route 12, Snow Hill vicinity, MD

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER MD-76
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-31).
Building/structure dates: 1830 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1847
Building/structure dates: 1962 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1978 subsequent work
Significance: The Nassawango Iron Furnace is a significant industrial landmark because it survives as a rare representative of the transition from cold to hot blast in American ironmaking. While only remnants of the bellows and water wheel exist at present, the hot blast stove remains intact on top of the furnace.

Subjects
Blast Furnaces


Related Names
Milby, Arthur
Waples, Joseph
Jones, Benjamin
Spence, Thomas A.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING WEST AT FURNACE STACK SHOWING SCAFFOLDING FOR REPAIRS.
2. VIEW LOOKING EAST AT FURNACE STACK SHOWING SCAFFOLDING.
3. DETAIL, 3/4 VIEW OF HOT BLAST STOVE ON TOP OF FURNACE SHOWING CAST-IRON RETORTS AND TURNED HEAD (WHERE RAW MATERIALS WERE LOADED INTO FURNACE).
4. STRAIGHT ON VIEW OF CAST-IRON RETORTS AT TOP OF FURNACE SHOWING PORTION OF HOT BLAST STOVE AND TURNED HEAD.


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