Month: December 2009

Industry

Parting Shots (p2)

Continuing our final look at some of the various odds and ends scattered about the Quincy Smelting Works we take…
Industry

Parting Shots (p1)

Before leaving behind the Quincy Smelter for good I thought I’d share a collection of random shots from throughout the…
Industry

Tramways (p2)

The slag skimmed from the furnaces was not simply a waste product that could be disposed of right away. While…
Industry

Tramways (p1)

The Quincy Smelting Works is a large and expansive complex, one that is not only home to furnace buildings and…
Industry

The Support Buildings (p3)

While most of the Quincy Smelters support buildings run along a line at the facility’s west end, a few others…
Industry

The Support Buildings (p2)

Of all the various support buildings that litter the Quincy Smelting Works one particular model stands out over the rest.…
Industry

The Support Buildings (p1)

As we exited the boiler complex we were leaving behind the last of the Quincy Smelter’s main production facilities. But…
Industry

The Boiler Complex (p2)

For the last three years at CCE I’ve had the misfortune of coming across more than a few boiler ruins,…
Industry

The Boiler Complex (p1)

Every mine and mill in the copper country required power. In the early days that power was mechanically based, utilizing…
Industry

Smelter Tech: The Corliss Engine

While James Watt’s improvements to the steam engine may have been responsible for giving birth to the industrial revolution it…
Industry

The Engine Room

In addition to the smelting and refining operations undertaken at the Quincy facility there were additional requirements its infrastructure had…
Industry

The Cupola Building (p2)

A Cupola furnace – otherwise known as a blast furnace – takes a rather divergent approach to copper smelting as…