Flashback Minis: Coke Fork

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– The artifact featured in this video is called a coke fork. It was used to shovel coke from beehive ovens that would later be used in the steel industries’ blast furnaces in the creation of iron and steel.

Beehive ovens were the earliest method used to convert coal into coke by burning away impurities. They first operated in 1841.

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