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Iron Smelt at Baron's Howe - September 2006

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A look at the full body of the smelting tools. From left to right:
  • Bloom tongs (to remove the bloom & hold it while it is being consolidated)
  • pounder (to perform the preliminary consolidation inside the smelter)
  • coal scoop (to remove charcoal)
  • hook (to pry the bloom)
  • Rake to move the charcoal
  • Radner to clear the tuyure and break the bloom from the smelter
  • small tongs for handling various pieces of bloom

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