An Elementary Treatise on Iron Metallurgy, Up to the Manufacture of Puddled Bars, Built Upon the Atomic System of Philosophy: Comprising Suggestions Relative to Important Improvements in the Manufacture of Iron and Steel, and the Conduct of Extensive Iron Works

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Simpkin, Marshall, & Company, 1860 - 528 pages
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