4/72 Armco Steel Corp., Middletown Plant.

In 1965 there were 237 blast furnaces at 72 locations in the U.S. . This series will briefly introduce all of them.

Armco steel blast furnace

Blast furnace 3

The American Rolling Mill Company (Armco) had it’s main plant in Middletown, Ohio.
Although the plant was built in 1900, a blast furnace was not built there until 1953. Until then, the pig iron was supplied by the nearby Hamilton ironworks.
In 1965 Armco-Middletown operated a 76-oven coke plant built by Wilputte, 1 blast furnace, and 13 open hearth furnaces.
Most steel was finished in Armco’s 80” wide hot strip mill.

Armco blast furnaces, Hamilton, 1965.
Blast furnace 3: Hearth diameter 28’0” (8,53 m)

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3/72 Armco Steel Corp., Hamilton Plant.

In 1965 there were 237 blast furnaces at 72 locations in the U.S. . This series will briefly introduce all of them.

Armco’s Hamilton plant in New Miami, OH consisted of a 110 oven coking plant, two sinter strands and two blast furnaces.
Pig iron was supplied to Armco’s nearby Middletown steel making site.
The Hamilton plant was closed down in July 1988.

Armco blast furnaces, Hamilton, 1965.
Blast furnace 1: Hearth diameter 17’0” (5,18 m)
Blast furnace 2: Hearth diameter 18’0” (5,48 m)

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