Hartor Tor Blowing House

Hartor Tor Blowing House
This photograph is dated 27 December 1887. It shows evidence of the tin mining industry which operated on Dartmoor until around 1939. Blowing houses (sometimes called blowing mills) contained small blast furnaces into which a forced draught of air was blown using waterwheel-powered bellows. Cassiterite (tin oxide) ore was smelted in the blast furnace and cast into ingots using a mould stone.
Record Details
3015
1887
Updated on August 15, 2018
SX 60453 67655

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