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The Production and Consumption of Bar Iron in Early Modern England and Wales


Peter King


Independent


Economic History Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 1-33, February 2005

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The production and consumption of bar iron in early modern England and Wales. An estimate made of the bar iron production in England shows two periods when production grew rapidly, 1540-1620 and 1785-1810. Both of these were related to the adoption of new technology - the finery forge in the first case, and potting and stamping and then puddling in the second. Imports of iron from Spain declined sharply after 1540, but those from Sweden became significant from the mid-seventeenth century, and those from Russia after 1730. Consumption grew rapidly in the late sixteenth century, and again during the eighteenth. Hence, the industrial revolution was the culmination of a long period of growth.

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Date posted: April 17, 2005  

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King, Peter, The Production and Consumption of Bar Iron in Early Modern England and Wales. Economic History Review, Vol. 58, No. 1, pp. 1-33, February 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=704051

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