SK3281 : Crucible Steel

taken 11 years ago, near to Beauchief, Sheffield, Great Britain

Crucible Steel
Crucible Steel
The steel gets its name from the process to manufacture it. The right ingredients are added in a special secure room before being lowered into the furnaces for 3 hours and baked. This steel process was popular before the mass production from the bessemer converter.
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is an industrial museum in the south of the City of Sheffield. The museum forms part of a former steel-working site on the River Sheaf, with a history going back to at least the 13th century. It consists of a number of dwellings and workshops that were formerly the Abbeydale Works, a scythe-making plant that was in operation until the 1930s.
The scythe making process started with crucible steel, in the tilt hammer workshops this steel was hammered between two pieces of iron. The blades were then drilled and sharpened.
The museum is open for free.
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Date Taken
2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
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Industrial heritage > Industrial heritage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 326 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.0023N 1:30.7067W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 326 819
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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