Factory filled with equipment to smelt metal
A factory filled with equipment to smelt metal. From: Commercium philosophico-technicum; or, the philosophical commerce of arts: designed as an attempt to improve arts, trades, and manufactures. Date: 1763
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Workmen in front of two Meldrum Brothers patent furnaces, manufactured in Manchester. The furnaces may be "destructors", for the purpose of burning town refuse. One of the men is in the process of shovelling quantities of material into the furnace.
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