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From: Peter King <[log in to unmask]>
To: arch-metals discussion group <[log in to unmask]>
Cc: Karin Dannehl <[log in to unmask]>; Nancy Cox <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: 06 November 2001 23:44
Subject: lecture to Newcomen Society
> Members of this list may be interested in a paper which I will be
> to the November meeting of the Newcomen Society in London on 14 November.
> The meeting will be at the Royal Entomological Society at 5.45 p.m. (Not
> members' room at Science Museum as printed in the Society's programme.
> Royal Entomological Society is at 41 Queen's Gate, described to me as the
> mainish road just behind the museum sites. I am assured that visitors will
> be welcome.
> The title is 'Sir Clement Clerke and the adoption of coal in metallurgy'.
> This is the same paper that I presented in Birmingham last March. It
> concerns the period 1670-1700 and will range over iron, lead, copper,
> back to iron. It contains significant newly discovered information on
> application of reverbatory furnaces to smelting copper and lead and
> remelting pig iron for foundry work. There are also indications that coke
> was first used to smelt iron at Coalbrookdale in the 1690s, not merely on
> Abraham Darby's arrival there in 1709.
> Peter King