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Iron and Steel

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Bracegirdle, Brian  The Darbys and the Ironbridge Gorge, D&C, 1974, pp112.  Great Engineers & Their Works Series.  Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A beautiful and fully informed photographic record of the work of the Darbys and their famous iron foundry.  4.95

Church R A  Kenricks in Hardware: A Family Business 1791-1966, D&C, 1969, pp340.  Generally, Fine in a VG dust wrapper but with mark on the rear page of the dust wrapper.  The history of this West Bromwich family firm provides a fascinating insight into the growth and development of the cast iron consumer goods industry.  4.95

Eklund, Erik  Steel Town: The Making & Breaking of Port Kembla, Melbourne University Press, 2003, pp236 plus pp16 of illustrations.  Hb.  VG+ in a Fine dust wrapper.  Charts the rise and decline of an Australian steel town.  12.50

Gale W K V  The British Iron & Steel Industry: A Technical History, D&C, 1967, pp198 with 16 pages of illustration & figures in text.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+/VG.  Slight wear to the dw at the head of the spine.  A history of the industry from the industrial revolution to the present day.  18.50

Gale W K V  The Iron and Steel Industry  A Dictionary of Terms, D&C, 1971, pp238.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Over 3000 terms are defined.  5.95

Gale W K V  Historic Industrial Scenes: Iron & Steel, Moorland, 1977, pp112.  Signed by the author.  "Largish" format Hb.  No dust wrapper.  VG.  Some small sellotape marks inside the covers.  The text and illustrations provide a broad general view of how iron and steel have been produced over a period of more than 4000 years.  4.95

Muter, W Grant  The Buildings of an Industrial Community: Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge, Phillimore in association with the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, 1979, pp69 plus 117 black & white plates.  VG+ in VG dust wrapper.  A study of an industrial environment frozen in its late Victorian state as a result of industrial decline.  4.95

Nitralloy Steel and the Nitriding Process of Hardening, Thomas Firth and John Brown Ltd, Sheffield [1950s?], pp56.  Pb.  VG.  A well-produced technical booklet extolling the benefits of Nitralloy Steel.  It is intended as a guide for those actually using Nitralloy Steel or who have its use in mind.  1.95

Raistrick, Arthur  Dynasty of Ironfounders: The Darbys and Coalbrookdale, D&C, 1970, pp308 with 16 illustrations.  First published by Longmans, Green & Co in 1953.  Inscription.  Pb. VG-.  Vertical creasing to the dw spine, colour on the red spine faded.  A history of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks and the Darby family who managed in for five generations.  5.95

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