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Foundrymen of James Hews Ironmongers CC97_02752 Featured Metalworks Image

Foundrymen of James Hews Ironmongers CC97_02752

King Street, Maidenhead, Berkshire. The foundrymen of James Hews the Ironmonger's, standing in the yard of their work premises with various iron pipes in the background. Photographed by Henry Taunt. Date range: 1860-1922

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Dudley blast furnaces OP02658 Featured Metalworks Image

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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Concrete batching plant JLP01_10_02897 Featured Metalworks Image

Concrete batching plant JLP01_10_02897

STEEL WORKS, REDCAR AND CLEVELAND. A concrete batching plant with several cement storage silos during construction work at the British Steel Works at Redcar.
Laing was only one of a host of contractors that built the works at Redcar, responsible primarily for the construction of the raw material reception and storage areas including a network of tunnels housing conveyor belts, all from concrete. Laing was responsible for the foundations for the heavy plant across the site, the blast furnace itself alone required foundations of 6,000 cubic meters of concrete consisting of 80% ground blast furnace slag to better resist the high temperatures it would be subjected to

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