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The Resource Iron men : how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world, David Waller ; [foreword by Norman Foster]

Iron men : how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world, David Waller ; [foreword by Norman Foster]

Label
Iron men : how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world
Title
Iron men
Title remainder
how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world
Statement of responsibility
David Waller ; [foreword by Norman Foster]
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early nineteenth century, Henry Maudslay, an engineer from a humble background, opened a factory in Westminster Bridge Road, Lambeth. Attracting the best in engineering talent, this factory became the pre-Victorian equivalent of Google and Apple combined. Iron Men is a nuts-and-bolts history of Maudslay's engineering enterprise, a feat that made the Industrial Revolution possible and helped Great Britain become the workshop of the world
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
620.0092/241
Index
index present
LC call number
T55.8
LC item number
.W35 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Iron men : how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world, David Waller ; [foreword by Norman Foster]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making blocks and boring macines: the Portsmouth block factory -- Maudslay's: the most complete factory in the kingdom -- The Maudslay men -- The Thames tunnel: a wonderful undertaking -- Richard Roberts and the iron men of Manchester -- Charles Babbage, Joseph Clement and the mechanization of thought -- The true birth of the railways -- James Hall Nasmyth: the steam hammer and entrepreneurial triumph in Manchester -- The Maudslay men and the transport revolution -- The turn of the screws: Sir Joseph Whitworth and the quest for mechanical perfection -- The Americans are coming: the great exhibition and the great lock controversy of 1851 -- Capital vs. labour: the great lockout of 1852 -- Instruments of destruction -- Endings and legacies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781783085446
Lccn
2016036855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578762
System control number
(OCoLC)958780706
Label
Iron men : how one London factory powered the industrial revolution and shaped the modern world, David Waller ; [foreword by Norman Foster]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Making blocks and boring macines: the Portsmouth block factory -- Maudslay's: the most complete factory in the kingdom -- The Maudslay men -- The Thames tunnel: a wonderful undertaking -- Richard Roberts and the iron men of Manchester -- Charles Babbage, Joseph Clement and the mechanization of thought -- The true birth of the railways -- James Hall Nasmyth: the steam hammer and entrepreneurial triumph in Manchester -- The Maudslay men and the transport revolution -- The turn of the screws: Sir Joseph Whitworth and the quest for mechanical perfection -- The Americans are coming: the great exhibition and the great lock controversy of 1851 -- Capital vs. labour: the great lockout of 1852 -- Instruments of destruction -- Endings and legacies
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 205 pages
Isbn
9781783085446
Lccn
2016036855
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026578762
System control number
(OCoLC)958780706

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