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18th-century iron foundry found in England

A rare iron foundry which dates back to the 1700s has been found during a dig in northwestern England. The foundry buildings are shown arranged around three sides of a courtyard with three large roadside buildings and the iron-monger shops to the north. Excavation revealed evidence of two large rooms, one which

Britain’s oldest manufacturing firm: bell foundry dates back to 1570

The Daily Mail has a posted some photos from the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in London's East End, the oldest manufacturing firm in Britain. Molten bell metal – a bronze alloy of 22 per cent tin, 78 per cent copper – is poured into a mould at the Whitechapel Bell Foundry in