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The furnace they used to heat up the boiler for the steam crane at the old mine.
(And the miners probably used it to heat up the mutton pies they got from their old boilers for their tea breaks !!)

Brand:KONICA MINOLTA
Camera:Konica Minolta Dynax 5D
Lens:Minolta 35/70
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2012 - 1:39 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Some like it hot.
Username:mikbee mikbee
Uploaded:1 Sep 2012 - 11:44 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General
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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 11:49 PM

They must have liked their furnace, elaborately decorated as it is, even the rust is multicoloured to celebrate the double use.
We used our hardening oven to 'temper' quite a few legs of lamb.. Only the scent gave it away if the boss did the rounds!

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
1 Sep 2012 - 11:56 PM

Er mick to whom are you referring as 'old boilers'?
You better watch it mate or you could end up in one of them there
furnacesTongue
Actually a really lovely furnace.Grin
KateGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:00 AM

A bit of industrial nostalgia courtesy of the Glenfield Co. Ltd., Mick: would probably incinerate their mutton pies, I reckon.
Another good find and captured so well.
Ronnie.

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PattiW
PattiW Plus Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:01 AM

Lots of interesting textures and details, here. Patti SmileSmileSmile

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fificat100
2 Sep 2012 - 12:09 AM

Very ornate details and fine rusty textures!

Lavina

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Badgerfred
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2 Sep 2012 - 12:20 AM

Like the detail in this Mick, excellent find,
Fred.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:30 AM

in those days even a feed door like that had some quality casting and was made to be decorative as well as functional .Nicely captured Mick.

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 1:20 AM

recognized it right away---
I mean, it looks very similar to a Vermont Castings wood stove---

A great bit of rust!

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goso
goso Plus Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 1:27 AM

A brave man who is prepared to risk a "boilermaker" from one of the "old boilers" referred to Grin - good detailed shot Mike ...Bill

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BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 1:45 AM

Featured EPZ member at the moment - Typical, Mick, they put you on the front page when there's probably about 10 of us online.

Nicely taken, and indeed it is nice to see some craftmanship on such a working piece of metal.

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pascalg Plus Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 4:33 AM

wouldn't have guessed it was a furnace

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43835 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 5:58 AM

Now this I like Mick, an image which I can relate too, and one which I can fully understand from all angles and perspectives.

Regards Nathan

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RobinF
RobinF  883 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 6:07 AM

Wonderful shot Mick, what a great subject and you've captured loads of detail - great stuff!
kind regards,
Robin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 7:34 AM

brilliant detail mick wonderful textures and colours top grott Wink
andy

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64904 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 7:53 AM

Lovely. Something so heavy can be so attractive.
x

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 7:54 AM

Ha ha, love the write up Mick, and a super Sunday image to grace our Screen's with Smile

John Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8325 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:05 AM

Looked a bit sinister glad I read your introWink fab bit of history and great find Mik

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morpheus1955
2 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Brilliant shot Mick, can't say I would fancy cooking or heating any food in it Smile Great textures and tones.

Hugh

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netta1234
netta1234 Plus Member 3225 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:38 AM

A great one Mick SmileSmile
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8617 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1148 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:45 AM

Improbably elegant and formal as a composition.
I shall ignore the old boilers bit.
Haven't caught up with Jan for a while... Wink
Moira

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 9:22 AM

You are quite a mine of information at the moment, Mick.
A good way to keep the R.A.S. on the boil.
I just hope your wording doesn't get you into hot water with Big Aggie Grin

Good one, Mick!
Regards
Bill

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JohnChambersPhotography

Excellent Mick, like it all super title well presented,

John

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Sep 2012 - 10:40 AM

Going in for Antiques now then with an age patination tempered by the traditional use of heat! culminating in the use of burning wooden fuel from the local woodland, cut by hard working Tree Fellers over from Ireland all Tree of them lol. a great design cast in the traditional method clay furnace using charcoal made by another tree fellers in the woods, designed by Heath Robinson to last a life time, nice one you could put it on eBay and make a few bob. lol. regards Leon, silly Sunday?.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 11:30 AM

Yes, it looks like some of the wood stoves we have over here. Such great design, not to mention the patina and the rust.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:07 PM

As rust goes Mick it is rather pretty and a super shot, (ignoring the reference to 'old boilers' you note).SmileSmileSmileSmile
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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:13 PM

How wonderfully ornate, they don't make 'em like that any more! And has the added bonus of being rusty too! Like it Wink
Trev Smile

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44502 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:17 PM

Glorious patina on view here, Mick.
I sincerely hope you survive whatever punishment is dished out to you for the 'old boiler' bit. Remember to post images of the black eye and cauliflower earTongue

Malc

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love the pastel colours

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51215 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 12:58 PM

Have to say this reminded me of a crematorium!!TongueGrin

Dave

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cats_123
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2 Sep 2012 - 12:58 PM

looks like my central heating boiler!!! WinkGrinGrin

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Rende
Rende Plus Member 837 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 1:55 PM

Wonderful colours, tones and textures Mick, and what an elegant design!
Rende

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 2:36 PM

Excellent exposure, Mick.
Brian

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 3:34 PM

Old boilers indeed - but a fine image of this furnace Mick! Smile
Ann

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Skeet1Away
Skeet1Away Plus Member 351 forum postsSkeet1Away vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2012 - 8:46 PM

Mick, a time forgotten, so nice that you shot this........keeping it alive.


Paul.

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aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 - 11:57 PM

Is pizza ready yet, MickGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin????????????????? AniaWink

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wnbeat
wnbeat  948 forum posts Scotland
3 Sep 2012 - 7:52 AM

Made in my home town !! Smile At least the door was
Made my morning my Dad worked in the Glen for 40 years

Neil

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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 10:42 AM

Great spot Mick.
Matt

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 4:10 PM

Lost for words Mick...................................... Old Boiler............. how very dare youTongueWinkGrinGrin

Nice pastelly grotGrin
Diane

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sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:05 PM

An excellent image Mick..Lin

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 5:32 PM

Old boiler eh? watch it young man!!
a well captured bit of rust and cobwebs..again!
Lillian

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canonfan
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3 Sep 2012 - 6:11 PM

Great capture Mick. Well done
Jim

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danbrann
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3 Sep 2012 - 6:48 PM

I bet there's a few buns come out of that.

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gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Sep 2012 - 8:17 PM

An interesting bit of history, Mick.
However, maybe you should lay low until those "old boilers" cool down a bit.
-=\Walter

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bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Sep 2012 - 5:07 AM

Lovely colours Mick a great find and capture.SmileSmile
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5 Sep 2012 - 8:47 PM

It looks like the heat is on you with that comment you made about old boilers!Wink Be warned some of the ladies on here will be too hot for you to handle and they will end up roasting you in that furnace!Tongue

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Chinga
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7 Sep 2012 - 8:43 PM

A bit of a relic if you ask me... Should be sold to some conservation museum... Great shot. IB

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
9 Sep 2012 - 7:05 PM

'Superlative {A++++} textured, toned, colored, & Detailed "RAS" Image' ~ Peter Smile

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