Technical Information


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #1

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #1

Opening page detailing the general layout of the steelworks. The map is oriented with east at the top so the east-west Millfields Rd is on the left hand side of the page.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #2

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #2

Interesting section on ironmaking with a useful schematic diagram showing the principle of Elisabeth’s high top pressure system.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #3

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #3

A clear description of the principle of high top pressure and further details on the construction of Elisabeth.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #4

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #4

Details on raw materials and method of charging the blast furnace.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #5

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #5

Concluding information on Elisabeth and introduction to the steelmaking facilities at Bilston.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #6

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #6

Information on the melting shop along with a plan showing the layout of the furnaces. The railway line from Elisabeth entered into a large opening opposite ‘G’ Furnace – shown on the plan as ‘Hot Metal’ and an arrow.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #7

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #7

Good pictures of the mixers and degassing plant along with details on the open hearth furnaces.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #8

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #8

Information on the degassing process and casting.


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #9

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #9

Conlusion of casting process and further information on working practices in casting and ingot mould preparation. Ths was at a time when much product was destined for tube-making within the S & L Group..


The Steel Times Survey 1965 #10

The Steel Times Survey 1965 #10

Size range of Bilston’s billet products.