National Geographic : 1942 Apr
472 The National Geographic Magazine Bethlehem Steel Co. In the Eerie Glow of Busy Steel Mills, America Makes the Metal of Might Pygmy in size appears the workman just above the big ladle, in the weird spotlight cast by white-hot molten steel. The entire contents of an open-hearth furnace are being emptied into the cone-shaped ladle lined with fire resistant brick. When it is full, the slag, being lighter, overflows into the cinder pot at the right. Next, the ladle is lifted high and the molten metal is poured into ingot molds (foreground). In steel-making capacity-prime measure of industrial greatness-the United States alone outstrips its combined foes.