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Baltic iron and the British iron industry in the eighteenth century
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.
2002 (English)In: Economic history review, ISSN 0013-0117, E-ISSN 1468-0289, Vol. 55, no 4, p. 642-665Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Before the revolution in coal technology that swept the British iron industry in the last years of the eighteenth century, native ironmasters were unable to meet the burgeoning demand for malleable bar iron. The shortfall was made good by imports of bar iron from the Baltic, first from Sweden, then from Russia. This article presents new empirical evidence on the role played by Baltic iron in the Georgian economy. It also considers the impact of Swedish and Russian iron on domestic ironmasters as they sought organizational, as well as technological, ways to overcome the energy constraints facing the industry.

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2002. Vol. 55, no 4, p. 642-665
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-13634ISI: 000181078200003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-0036881450OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-13634DiVA, id: diva2:411822
Available from: 2011-04-19 Created: 2011-04-19 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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