Lock Ridge FurnaceThis portion of the iron complex was known as the casting house. A chute from the hearth under Stack #7 brought molten iron into the large, open room. The floor of the room was covered in deep sand, which was shaped into molds. As the molten iron poured into the molds, workers used flat-edged shovels to guide the flow. Men took great precautions to protect themselves from the brownish, taffy-like substance that could leave them burned or worse, if they stepped in the wrong direction or caused the iron to splash. Protective clothing of the day consisted of wooden shoes that slipped over their boots and extra layers of fabric that they wrapped around the lower portions of their legs.
|Placed By||William B. Butz Memorial Fund|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, July 11th, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 449724 N 4484435|
|Decimal Degrees||40.50911667, -75.59341667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 30.547', W 75° 35.605'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 30' 32.82" N, 75° 35' 36.3" W|
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|Area Code(s)||610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7738 Racite Rd, Macungie PA 18062, US|
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