Chafery

Chaf'er·y noun [ See Chafe , transitive verb ] (Iron Works) An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
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Chafery

• (v. t.) An open furnace or forge, in which blooms are heated before being wrought into bars.
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Chafery

A chafery is a variety of hearth used in ironmaking for reheating a bloom of iron, in the course of its being drawn out into a bar of wrought iron. The equivalent term for a bloomery was string hearth, except in 17th century Cumbria, where the terminology was that of the finery forge. A finery forge for the Walloon process would typically have one...
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