Blast furnace, foundry, and coke ovens at Ford company's rouge plant at Dearborn in Michigan
Dearborn Michigan Date:1932 Duration:2 min 4 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A blast furnace of Ford company's River Rouge Plant at Dearborn Michigan is seen. Molten iron is produced in the furnaces from iron ore, coke, and limestone. Molten iron is poured from the cast house runners into ladle cars. Some of the molten steel is poured into a 'pig' machine at the world's largest foundry; individual 'pigs' or small ingots of solid iron will be used by other industries. Other molten iron is seen being poured into the hot metal mixer, which rocks continuously to mix the iron from several blast furnace heats. Smokestacks outside the power house and a group of people tours the power house. A bank of coke ovens at the plant are seen, with a charge of incandescent coke being pushed into a quenching car.
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