Plan of Week Ford Blowing Houses

Record Number: 3048
Blowing Houses were part 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. This the plan of the Lower Blowing House at Week Ford.

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Blowing house
plan of house
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tin mining
Weekford blowing house
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