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Steel- Toolmaking Strategies and
Techniques before 1870

H.G. Brack

This book explores ancient and early modern steel- and toolmaking strategies and techniques, including those of early Iron Age, Roman, medieval, and Renaissance metallurgists and toolmakers.

Also reviewed are the technological innovations of the Industrial Revolution, the contributions of the English industrial revolutionaries to the evolution of the factory system of mass production with interchangeable parts, and the development of bulk steelmaking processes and alloy steel technologies in the latter half of the 19th century. It includes an extensive bibliography of resources pertaining to steel-and toolmaking techniques from the early Bronze Age to the beginning of bulk-processed steel production after 1870.


150 pages, Paperback, B&W, 8" x 10", 2008
Order Number: VAP909............$18.00

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