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Industrial Biography

Iron Workers and Tool Makers

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Author: Samuel Smiles
Published: 1863
Language: English
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 30.1
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 583
mnybks.net#: 6482
Genres: Biography, History
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nder of the Gale family Extensive exports of English ordnance Destruction of timber in iron-smelting The manufacture placed under restrictions The Sussex furnaces blown out

CHAPTER III

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IRON SMELTING BY PIT-COAL--DUD DUDLEY.

Greatly reduced production of English iron Proposal to use pit-coal instead of charcoal of wood in smelting Sturtevant's patent Rovenson's Dud Dudley; his family his history Uses pit-coal to smelt iron with success Takes out his patent The quality of the iron proved by tests Dudley's works swept away by a flood Rebuilds his works, and they are destroyed by a mob Renewal of his patent Outbreak of the Civil War Dudley joins the Royalists, and rises to be General of artillery His perilous adventures and hair-breadth escapes His estate confiscated Recommences iron-smelting Various attempts to smelt with pit-coal Dudley's petitions to the King His death

CHAPTER IV

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ANDREW YARRANTON.

A forgotten patriot The Yarranton family Andrew Yarranton's early life A s

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