A Geography of the British Isles

A Geography of the British Isles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...the ports of Liverpool, London, and Southampton. It is used at Bradford for making braids and for fancy fabrics. Hull imports a large quantity of camel hair, chiefly from China. 166. Sheflield and Rotherham. On the southern boundary of Yorkshire lie Sheffield and Rotherham. Their situations should be compared with those of Leeds and Newcastle, considering distance from the sea, easy access to a port, and the nature of the surrounding district. Note that, as in the case of Newcastle, there are places near Sheffield where millstone grit is quarried. Sheflield has been noted for grindstones and blades since the fourteenth century. The knowledge of the characteristics of various kinds of steel has made Sheflield noted for armour plate, guns, cutlery, and mechanical tools. Indeed, Sheffield specializes in the working of metals, especially in those cases where little material but much labour is required. Shefiield plate, or silver deposited on copper, was and still is made in Sheffield. Electro-plate, which has replaced it for most purposes, is made in Sheffield. The iron is found in Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, and Derbyshire. Some Swedish ore is imported, but the greater part of the raw material is brought in the form of pig-iron through Hull and Goole. 167. Minor Manufactures. Fire clay and ganister are found round Huddersfield, and explain the iron-foundries and machinery manufactured there. Flagstones of limestone or sandstone, which can be quarried in flat slabs, from 2 inches thick, are quarried near Halifax for paving and doorsteps. The well-known quality of the Yorkshire stones, which is perhaps surpassed only by that from Caithness, has led to a large manufacture and an export of artificial stone. 168. Pleasure...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236751191
  • 9781236751195