- A furnace is a device used for heating. The name derives from Latin fornax, oven. The earliest furnace was excavated at Balakot, a site of the Indus Valley Civilization, dating back to its mature phase (c. 2500-1900 BC). The furnace was most likely used for the manufacturing of ceramic objects.
- Furnace is the first album released by the industrial music group Download. It was one of the first albums released with a lenticular cover. Their follow-up EP Microscopic also made use of this new type of packaging.
- An appliance fired by gas, oil, or wood in which air or water is heated to be circulated throughout a building in a heating system
- An enclosed structure in which material can be heated to very high temperatures, e.g., for smelting metals
- Used to describe a very hot place
- an enclosed chamber in which heat is produced to heat buildings, destroy refuse, smelt or refine ores, etc.
- a formal way of referring to the condition of something; "the building was in good repair"
- Put right (a damaged relationship or unwelcome situation)
- restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
- Fix or mend (a thing suffering from damage or a fault)
- Make good (such damage) by fixing or repairing it
- the act of putting something in working order again
Top of a Blast Furnace: Blaenavon
The Round hole is where the iron ore, limestone and coke were fed into the furnace.
In the background is the Water Balance Tower, where the loaded trucks were moved between high and low levels. Water weighted the top lift and took it down while hauling up a loaded wagon.
In the basement of my old apt bldg there's a strange furnace which reminds me of the one in the movie "the Burbs". I didn't find any bones in it however. Damn it. | © all rights reserved