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Bourbon Furnace Sign Old Slate Placard RH Side of Furnace Rear of Furnace
Furnace Sign Alt Placard RH Side of Furnace Rear of Furnace
LH Side of Furnace Closeup of LH Tuyere Closeup of Hearth Looking up the Stack
LH Side of Furnace Closeup of Tuyere Closeup of Hearth Looking up the Stack

Description

Bourbon Furnace is another furnace in good condition, primarily since it serves as the centerpiece of a local park. The furnace has some grafitti and some of the sandstone is starting to flake due to water damage. The support beams on the LH tuyere are starting to bow. Some minor brush is growing out of the top, along with a small tree. It would be nice if someone from the local or state government could remove this growth before it damages the furnace. A cover over the top of the furnace would also be a nice addition to preserve the site.

The construction of the furnace is quite interesting, as the bottom is square, changing to a taper after a few feet. The blocks that compose the construction due not match cleanly, but are interspersed with three inch seperator blocks, as can be seen by the picture of the rear wall. There is one tuyere on the left hand side, and some remains of the inner cupola are evident when you step into the stack.

First Visited: 1Q 2003

History

Start of Operation: 1791

Blowout: 1838

Daily Tonnage: ?

Built By: Jacob Myers

Stack: I estimate the original stack to be 25-30 feet tall with a 10 foot bosh

Blast: Cold

Type: Charcoal

Per J.P. Lesley,


Directions

Located in Slate Creek Park, about 3/4 of a mile south on Route 36 at the Owingsville exit.

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