150 years of the Shelton Works - page 21
|Summers and Son had a
thirst for iron, and set about increasing ironmaking capacity. Their
intention was not only to feed Shelton's steel furnaces, but their own
at Shotton as well.
Shelton had six old hand-charged
furnaces at this time, and work on a new, larger, mechanically charged
one was begun. It was blown in in May 1922, and produced as much iron as
three of the older ones.
At this stage in its development
Shelton turned its back on part of the past and looked towards the
Developments continued apace, however, and two of the old blastfurnaces were rebuilt. Numbers four & six were enlarged, and mechanical charging was introduced.