John Wilkinson: King of the Ironmasters [NOOK Book]

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From a farming background in Cumbria, John Wilkinson's remarkable abilities and ambitions ensured his rise to pre-eminence among the gifted pioneers of the industrial revolution. His colleagues and friends were similarly talented characters, including James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa and Thomas Telford. Wilkinson achieved great leaps in the iron industry and munitions, including the first use of sound castings and accurate boring for cannon manufacture, as well as developing steam ...
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John Wilkinson: King of the Ironmasters

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Overview

From a farming background in Cumbria, John Wilkinson's remarkable abilities and ambitions ensured his rise to pre-eminence among the gifted pioneers of the industrial revolution. His colleagues and friends were similarly talented characters, including James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Richard Crawshay of Cyfarthfa and Thomas Telford. Wilkinson achieved great leaps in the iron industry and munitions, including the first use of sound castings and accurate boring for cannon manufacture, as well as developing steam railway engines, waterways, and also in copper refining and lead and chemicals. But while Wilkinson's technological triumphs were admired by contemporaries, his personal affairs were complicated and sometimes tragic. This well-informed and readable book gives a unique insight into the character and thinking of this formidable 'king of the ironmasters'..
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780752477565
  • Publisher: The History Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Frank Dawson went to live in the Wilkinson family home as a teacher in 1978, intent on running residential field studies from the property but knowing little of Wilkinson's history at the time. Fascination ensued and he began documentary research and to give lectures on the subject. He spent many years gathering the information in this book.   David Lake is a member of the Broseley History Society who has undertaken to finish and publish Frank's work after his death.
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Table of Contents

Frank Dawson -A Brief CV 6

Foreword 7

Acknowledgements 8

1 Beginnings 9

2 Wilson House 23

3 Bersham - A New Beginning 30

4 Wealth and Acclaim 43

5 The New Steam Engine 55

6 The Iron Bridge 70

7 The Northern Sanctuary 83

8 Daughter Mary 100

9 Brother William and France 117

10 Disagreement, Dispute and Litigation 127

11 Quest for an Heir 146

12 Posthumous Rumblings 156

References 173

Index 189

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