Manufacture of Iron.Metallic Iron is obtained from any different ores of the metal; but by far the larger portion in this country is derived from the ore called Clay-iron-stone...Whether the iron is to be converted into a delicate ornament, or into a huge beam for a steam engine, it is alike obtained from the crude ore by the means thus shortly described.
Hand-coloured engraving. 215 x 280mm. 8½ x 11". Fold down centre, as normal.
An illustration of the manufacture of iron with explanatory text. Depiction of the blast furnace and the smelting process, where the iron is then tapped from the furnace into the channels, forming what is known as 'pig' iron. From Reynolds' 'Pictorial Atlas of Arts, Sciences, Manufacturers and Machinery'.
Ex Collection: Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 20637] £60.00