Chafery Chaf"er*y, n. [See {Chafe}, v. t.] (Iron Works) An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars. [1913 Webster]

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  • Chafery — A chafery is a variety of hearth used in ironmaking for reheating a bloom of iron, in the course of its being drawn out into a bar of wrought iron. The equivalent term for a bloomery was string hearth, except in 17th century Cumbria, where the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Finery forge — Iron tapped from the blast furnace is pig iron, and contains significant amounts of carbon and silicon. To produce malleable wrought iron, it needs to undergo a further process. In the early modern period, this was carried out in a finery forge.… …   Wikipedia

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  • Tuyere — A tuyere is a tube, nozzle or pipe through which air is blown into a furnace or hearth. [W. K. V. Gale, The iron and Steel industry: a dictionary of terms (David and Charles, Newton Abbot 1972), 216 7. ] Air (or oxygen) is injected into a hearth… …   Wikipedia

  • Charles Wood (ironmaster) — For other people named Charles Wood, see Charles Wood (disambiguation). Charles Wood (1702 – October 1774) was an ironmaster and one of the inventors of the potting and stamping method of making wrought iron from pig iron. Contents 1 Parents 2… …   Wikipedia

  • forge — I n 1.(all for heating metal) fireplace, furnace, hearth, bloomery, chafery. 2. smithy, smithery, stithy, blacksmith s workshop; ironworks, foundry. v 3. beat, hammer out, Fig. extund; form, shape, fashion, mold, found, cast. 4. conceive, invent …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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