Catalan forge

variants: or

Catalan furnace

Definition of Catalan forge

  1. :  a bloomery that produces wrought iron from ore and that has a siliceous bottom lined with charcoal and a tuyere inclining downwards, the front being piled with ore and the back with charcoal and the whole covered with fine mixed ore and charcoal dust moistened with water

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