Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Any form of furnace using the natural draft of a chimney without the aid of a bellows or blower; a natural-draft furnace; a laboratory-furnace provided with a tall chimney.

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Examples

  • It is then moderately heated over a Bunsen burner, and afterwards more strongly fused over a blast, or enclosed in a clay crucible in the wind-furnace.

    A Text-book of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines.

  • STEEL, by exposing a fasciculus of the blistered steel rods, with sand scattered over them for the purposes of a flux, to the heat of a wind-furnace until the whole mass becomes of a welding heat, when it is taken from the fire and drawn out under a forge-hammer, -- the process of welding being repeated, after which the steel is reduced to the required sizes.

    Industrial Biography, Iron Workers and Tool Makers

  • A further process is the manufacture of the metal thus treated into SHEAR STEEL, by exposing a fasciculus of the blistered steel rods, with sand scattered over them for the purposes of a flux, to the heat of a wind-furnace until the whole mass becomes of a welding heat, when it is taken from the fire and drawn out under a forge-hammer, -- the process of welding being repeated, after which the steel is reduced to the required sizes.

    Industrial Biography

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