What is furnace?

  • (noun): An enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc..


A furnace is a device used for heating. The name derives from Latin fornax, oven.

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Leonardslee - History
... of water that powered, via a water wheel, bellows that blasted air into the furnace, which was called Gosden furnace ... Such a furnace would typically operate non-stop day and night and so it required a great deal of water to keep it going ... iron industry in the 17th century Gosden furnace was silenced, leaving behind the ponds, which later became a picturesque feature of the gardens, and allowing the woodlands to regenerate ...
Lonaconing Furnace
... Lonaconing Furnace, also known as The George's Creek Coal and Iron Company Furnace No. 1, is a historic iron furnace in Lonaconing, Allegany County, Maryland, United States ... operation was abandoned in the mid-1850s, the Loncaconing Furnace complex included a top house, molding house, engine house, and two hot-air furnaces for heating the blast ...
Scotch Marine Boiler - Combustion Chamber
... The far end of the furnace is an enclosed box called the combustion chamber which extends upwards to link up with the firetubes ... With multiple furnaces, there is a separate combustion chamber for each furnace ... A more serious problem is the risk of reversing the draught, where exhaust from one furnace could blow back and out of the adjacent one, injuring the stokers working in front of it ...
Furnace, Ceredigion
3.94092°W / 52.53803 -3.94092 Furnace Welsh Ffwrnais Dyfi Furnace Furnace OS grid reference SN684951 Principal area Ceredigion Ceremonial county Dyfed ... It is the location of the Dyfi Furnace, used from the 1750s to the 19th century to make pig iron with charcoal as fuel ...
Southfield Furnace Ruin
... The Clove Furnace Ruin in Arden, New York, USA, was a longtime smelting site for iron ore mined from nearby veins in what is now Harriman State Park ... Together with the Greenwood Furnace (c.1810), located roughly one half mile east of Clove, these two furnaces produced iron which supplied the ... The furnace shut down permanently, shortly after Robert Parrott's death in 1877 ...

Famous quotes containing the word furnace:

    A man may take care of a furnace for twenty-five years and still forget to duck his head when he starts going down the cellar stairs.
    Robert Benchley (1889–1945)

    What the hammer?What the chain?
    In what furnace was thy brain?
    What the anvil?What dread grasp
    Dare its deadly terrors clasp?
    William Blake (1757–1827)

    A sumptuous dwelling the rich man hath.
    And dainty is his repast;
    But remember that luxury’s prodigal hand
    Keeps the furnace of toil in blast.
    Mary Elizabeth Hewitt (b.1818)