Steel Mill Archery

My mother's family lived in the Pittsburgh area, and a lot of them (including my great-grandfather) worked in the steel mills. But I hadn't known that the mills employed archers to ignite the gas coming out of the tall bleeder stacks.

Shenandoah Evening Herald - Dec 29, 1975

     Posted By: Alex - Fri May 27, 2022
     Category: Jobs and Occupations | Industry, Factories and Manufacturing | 1970s

There are tales about this feat at oil refineries, as well. Done when the pilot fails.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/29/22 at 11:55 AM
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