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Bell foundry DP130590 Featured Metalworks Print

Bell foundry DP130590

Whitechapel Bell Foundry, 32-34 Whitechapel Road, Tower Hamlets, London. Exterior showing bells in the courtyard. The foundry has been operating on these premises since 1739, casting both the Liberty Bell and Big Ben here

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Bell, Industrial

Dudley blast furnaces OP02658 Featured Metalworks Print

Dudley blast furnaces OP02658

Blast furnace, Russell'??s Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, 1859. Mr Mills, dilute albumen print. Mr Mills, otherwise unknown as a photographer, recorded the blast furnaces at Russell'??s Hall, west of Dudley, when the industry was producing a vast number of iron products, including nails, boilers, vices and chains. Coal mining around Dudley had been recorded in the early 13th century and the area was famous for the manufacture of iron nails in the early 16th century. By the late 18th century Dudley was at the centre of England'??s iron industry, and the region was dubbed the ??Black Country'?? because of the blackening of the landscape by the coal and iron industries. Russell'??s Hall itself was pockmarked by clay pits and coal shafts, and significant urban development only took place after the Second World War

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