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Bromford Forge

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of Erdington, Birmingham

1754 The forge was visited and described by the Swedish industrial spy R. R. Angerstein[1]. The forge was housed in a wooden building, which contained a water-driven hammer and finery and chafery hearths with water-powered bellows. The forge was owned by Messrs Knight and Spooner, who also owned a blast furnace to the west of Birmingham.

See VCH Warwickshire on Birmingham

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Sources of Information

  1. 'R. R. Angerstein's Illustrated Travel Diary 1753-1755: industry in England and Wales from a Swedish perspective', translated by Torsten & Peter Berg, The Science Museum, London 2001