Industrial History Titles

Our range of industrial books continues to grow slowly. We do, however, have a number of new projects in hand which will widen the scope of the coverage.

We have also purchased the remainder of three books on the Gas Industry, which have not been widely marketed but which contain much of interest to industrial historians. For those with an interest in the unusual take a look at The Magic of Hot Water, full of wonderful contraptions for heating the bath and lots of excellent period advertisements.



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A World Gone By : Recollections of Ernest Bartlett Taylor
Rosemary Warner & Dr Jane Cavell
The fascinating life story of the man behind one of Witneyís leading building firms. As well as telling of his schooling and upbringing his takeover...more
£13.50 

Peerless Powell Duffryn of the South Wales Coalfield
Leslie M. Shore
Powell Duffryn's growth as Britainís foremost coal company is a remarkable aspect of the nationís mining heritage. After 1935, Powell Duffryn...more
£24.99 

Jarrit Smith's 1751 Newcomen Engine
Steve Grudgings
This account sets out, for what is believed to be the first time, the sequence, materials, methods and operational context for the construction and...more
sold out

The Brendon Hills Iron Mines and the West Somerset Railway
M. H. Jones
The industrial history of Great Britain records numerous enterprises which failed to fulfil expectations and have since vanished almost without trace...more
sold out

Frog Lane Colliery: Sixty Years On
South Gloucestershire Mining Research Group
It is sixty years since Frog Lane Colliery at Coalpit Heath in South Gloucestershire closed but memories of the colliery are still strong. This book...more
£12.00 

A History of The Fullers Earth Mining Industry Around Bath
Neil Macmillen with Mike Chapman
There is evidence of fuller's earth mining in the Bath area from Roman times and the industry only finally ceased in 1980. Indeed, this detailed...more
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A Treatise on Forest of Dean Stone, 1913

First published in 1913 by The United Stone Firms Ltd, this extremely rare little booklet was a promotional item extolling the qualities of the...more
£4.50 

Waller's Description of the Mines in Cardiganshire
David Bick
Three centuries ago, the silver-lead mines of mid-Wales were highly prized and, after a rich discovery, the Company of Mine Adventurers was launched...more
£9.99 

The Free Miners of the Royal Forest of Dean and Hundred of St. Briavels
Cyril Hart
This book is an authoritative and exhaustive account of the unique ancient right of the Forest of Dean Free Miners in relation to coal, iron ore and...more
£36.00 

Robert Mushet and the Darkhill Ironworks
Keith Webb
Robert Mushet is the father of modern steel alloys. His pioneering experiments, carried out at his Darkhill Ironworks, near Coleford in the Forest...more
£7.99 

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