British Blast Furnace Statistics

by Philip Riden

Brings together all the available pig iron output figures from 1790 onwards in a series of tables which also give (for each district) the number of works, the number of furnaces in existence and the number in blast for every year for which that information can be located. Of special value for business history and local history are chapters containing the same information for virtually every ironworks in use since 1790, together with owners' names and a National Grid reference for the site. More than 600 works are included, and about 2,500 ironmasters and companies.

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1995. 304 pp

ISBN: 1 898937 05 2