The Knight Family and the British Iron Industry 1695-1902

by Laurence Ince

The first published study of one of the more important dynasties of charcoal ironmasters of the 18th century, whose centre of operations was the Stour Valley in Worcestershire but whose trading contacts extended from Argyll to Hampshire. Includes a full analysis of the partnership's exceptionally complete production accounts and reassesses the light these shed on the general adoption of coke-smelted pig iron in the industry in the 1750s. A concluding chapter describes the family's 19th-century engineering business.

Laurence Ince is also the author of The South Wales Iron Industry 1750-1855

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1991. viii + 132 pp. 19 illus

ISBN 0 9518165