GUNS CLEAN CEMENT KILNS (Feb, 1933)

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GUNS CLEAN CEMENT KILNS

Blazing away with repeating shotguns, workers in a middle-western cement factory now clean out kilns in which hardened cement has formed. In the past, to clean out the cement the kiln had to cool off and then men with sledgehammers would enter and break away the cement. By using long-barreled shotguns and No. 12 shot, the rings are now knocked loose at a great saving in time and money.

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  1. Jacky Winters says: January 22, 20083:34 pm

    I used to work for International Paper, and they used shotguns to blow up chunks of lime that were getting too big in their rotating lime kilns. This was back around 1988.

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