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Fort Pitt Casting Co. (McKeesport, PA) | Forger's Hood

Fort Pitt Casting Co. (McKeesport, PA) | Forger's Hood - Fort Pitt Casting
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Heat hood, or forger's hood. Danial Mcdade added in comments via my Facebook page, "notice to the left of the hood, the silver colored garment hanging with it. That is probably an aluminized apron or jacket that would be worn in conjunction with the hood. The silver color rejects the heat. These are also worn by people who do refractory work as well. I worked 26 years in a glass plant and had the opportunity to use this several times." Thanks for the information, Daniel!

Photograph taken at the abandoned Fort Pitt Casting in McKeesport, PA by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America. If you'd like to learn more about this location, it is a featured chapter in the new Abandoned America book Abandoned America: Dismantling the Dream is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online booksellers across the globe.


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