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Hoffmann Kiln

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Model kiln displayed in Vienna Technical Museum
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For Burning Bricks, Tiles, Pottery, Lime, Cement and Roasting Ores.

Developed in 1858 by Friedrich Hoffmann of Germany. Initially used for brickmaking, it was later used for lime-burning, and was known as the Hoffmann continuous kiln.

See Wikipedia entry for Hoffman kiln

Several have been preserved in the UK, including Llanymynech lime kiln and Langliffe lime kiln (1873) near Settle (see Langcliffe kiln)

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