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Old Korean Jar Factory – Making the Korean traditional jar

An evening pause: Time for another industrial on how some things are made. And it is also no surprise that this factory is in South Korea.

Hat tip Cotour.

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  • Andi

    That is one HUGE kiln!

  • wayne

    take a look at this–
    ->The remains of the “Harrop Continuous Tunnel Kiln” at the Red Wing Union Stoneware Company, Red Wing, Minnesota. Constructed in 1926, it was 358 feet long, and enabled RW to consistently mass-produce dinnerware and utilitarian stoneware (Of which I have numerous specimens.)
    (compare & contrast with the pictured 2022 model of a Harrop continuous kiln.)

  • wayne

    Harrop Kiln at Red Wing Union Stoneware
    Byron Gunderson (May 2022)
    “Built in 1926, this Kiln technology was invented in 1919 by Harrop Industries. The considerable cost of 300,000 dollars proved to be an investment in the future of Red Wing. This Kiln guaranteed their success during the “Great Depression” as 40 percent of the clay producing companies were bankrupted during this time.”

  • Jeff Wright

    I want larger and larger autoclave so…where a Starship’s heat shields can be made one piece or something.

    Now…to be fair…if this had been North Korea and done it all by hand—we’d ask “where are the machines?” Yet if it was done wholly by machines, we’d call it soulless Communist industry.

    The guy feeding clay into the form better be careful with his fingers…in case of a “slip.”

  • “I want larger and larger autoclave so . . .”

    Saw a few autoclaves that could eat a three-story building at Boeing. If you talked to the operators, they were the only folks that kept the company afloat.

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