Charles Wood (Ironmaster)

Charles Wood (Ironmaster)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Charles Wood was an ironmaster and one of the inventors of the potting and stamping method of making wrought iron from pig iron. Charles Wood was the 7th of 15 children of William Wood of Wolverhampton and his wife Margaret, daughter of Richard Molyneux, an ironmonger in that area. William Wood followed his father-in-law's trade until 1715, when he became an ironmaster too and later entered into a contract to provide copper coinage for Ireland. He was also a projector, floating his business as an ironmaster as a joint stock company at the time of the South Sea Bubble. Later, he sought to develop a new process of ironmaking and to obtain a charter for a "Company of Ironmasters of Great Britain." However the process produced little iron and he probably died in debtshow more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134918237
  • 9786134918237