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Nasmyth's patent steam hammer, 1844. Creator: Unknown Featured Print

Nasmyth's patent steam hammer, 1844. Creator: Unknown

Nasmyth's patent steam hammer, 1844. Diagram of the ...novel machine, which has just been set to work at the Royal Dock-yard, Devonport [in Devon], for the purpose of forging in the most rapid and perfect manner all descriptions of large wrought iron-work required for the naval service. The machine is Mr. James Nasmyth's Patent Direct-action Steam Hammer, by means of which, no mass of wrought iron, however large, is beyond the compass of its powers; while such is its managability, that at one moment it may be heating about the paddle shaft of a 500-horse marine engine, like as much clay; or, at another time, forging a nail, or even driving one into a piece of wood with all the simplicity of a joiner's hammer'. From "Illustrated London News", 1844, Vol V

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Preparation of copper and silver to be alloyed for production of coins, 1683 Featured Print

Preparation of copper and silver to be alloyed for production of coins, 1683

Preparation of copper and silver to be alloyed for production of coins, 1683. Copper is melted (1) while an apprentice (9) soaks birch twigs in water. When the copper is poured onto the twigs it forms grains. It is then ready to be alloyed with silver being heated at (7). From a 1683 English edition of Beschreibung allerfurnemisten mineralischen Ertzt by Lazarus Ercker, first published in 1580

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Carglaze tin mine, near St Austell, Cornwall, England, c1825, (1837) Featured Print

Carglaze tin mine, near St Austell, Cornwall, England, c1825, (1837)

Carglaze tin mine, near St Austell, Cornwall, England, c1825, (1837). Tin mining was practised in Cornwall since the Bronze Age, but reached its peak in the 19th century, when the county was one of the world's leading producers. Carglaze was a huge opencast mine worked for china clay after the tin reserves were exhausted. In the 20th century, the dicovery of extensive, more accessible reserves of tin ore overseas began the demise of the tin industry in Cornwall. In the 1980s, the global price of tin collapsed, and by the end of the century the last commercial Cornish mine had closed. After a painting by Thomas Allom (1804-1872)

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