Birmingham & The Black Country's Canalside Industries

Birmingham & The Black Country's Canalside Industries

By (author) 

List price: US$26.89

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

This illustrated volume examines the canalside industries of Birmingham and the Black Country, looking at iron, coal, gas, electricity, bricks and firebricks, and railway interchange.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 172 x 248 x 10mm | 560g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752432621
  • 9780752432625

Table of contents

Introduction; Chapter 1 Canal Genesis; Construction of the first canals; Chapter 2 First Canal Links; Coal and metal; Chapter 3 Canal Age; Chemicals, Iron smelting, limestone, and quarry stone; Chapter 4 Merchandise Traffic; Bricks, flour and timber; Chapter 5 Railway Age; Railway interchange traffic; Chapter 6 Engineering & Innovation; The rise of the steel industry and tube making; Chapter 7 Dawn of a New Century; New traffic in cyanogens and gas oil; Chapter 8 Canals in Decline; Electric generation, rubbish & spoil; Conclusion; Appendixshow more