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Built in 1957, the kilns ran with impressive stats. More than 375 feet long and fired by natural gas, each tunnel held up to 38 carts (a single one carrying 3,000-3,300 bricks). Over the course of two days, a cart would travel through the kiln's five zone

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Originally appeared in Evergreen Brick Works
on April 4, 2011
Built in 1957, the kilns ran with impressive stats. More than 375 feet long and fired by natural gas, each tunnel held up to 38 carts (a single one carrying 3,000-3,300 bricks). Over the course of two days, a cart would travel through the kiln's five zone
Built in 1957, the kilns ran with impressive stats. More than 375 feet long and fired by natural gas, each tunnel held up to 38 carts (a single one carrying 3,000-3,300 bricks). Over the course of two days, a cart would travel through the kiln's five zones, which included preheating, firing at 1,880 degrees Fahrenheit, bleaching, cooling, and sorting (by hand) into cubes of 500 bricks each.

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