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Frank And ? ?

Frank And ? ?

I know that the gentleman on the left is Frank Liddiard, but who are the other two men and where abouts on Skinningrove works are they?

Eric Johnson believes: ”this may be the location of the scale charging car, on no 5 furnace. the large round object on the left might be the weighing scale, for weighing the charges from the materials bunkers ore/ coke/ limestone, and then taken to the skips for hoisting to the furnace top.”
(photo courtesy of Joyce Harding and update from Eric Johnson)

2 comments to Frank And ? ?

  • eric johnson

    i could be wrong, please correct if known. this may be the location of the scale charging car, on no 5 furnace. the large round object on the left might be the weighing scale, for weighing the charges from the materials bunkers ore/ coke/ limestone, and then taken to the skips for hoisting to the furnace top.

  • Steve Partlett

    I am sure that Eric is correct. This is No5 Blast furnace scale car. As Eric states, the dial to the left and behind the men was the indication for the weigh hopper below the men. The item behind Frank is the air jack for opening the bunker gates required to allow ore to run into the hopper. As far as I remember there were four of these jacks, so a mix of materials could be loaded into the hopper, in shorter time. The Scale car was driven from the shelter to the right of the men.
    Although hidden from sight under the furnace bunkers, it was a cold and windy machine to operate in winter.

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