Until the decade 1830 bellows were in use at all blast furnace sites. Just like a bicycle inflater the bellow needs non-return valves, controlling the directions of air coming in and going out.

How it works and what will happen if it does not work, you can learn at the exhibition.

 

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Blast furnaces dating from early medieval days is one of the earliest known use of the water wheel. From that time and onwards to the days of steam and electricity, water wheels were common for power sources. They were supplying  mills and sawmills, forging hammers and a lot of other machinery with power. Depending on different conditions and needs, they could vary a lot. Some you can see at our exhibition.

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