Originally published in 1983. Extensive research into the archives of the lead industry has culminated in this comprehensive and fascinating account of the industry from the earliest times to the 1980’s. It traces the origins of the various types of lead manufacturing and the nineteenth-century expansion of the industry. The technological changes within the industry are traced in detail, and an appraisal of modern industry and its future prospects concluded this definitive and very readable history of the lead industry.
Table of Contents
List of Tables; Preface; 1. The Lead Manufacturing Industry from Ancient Time to the Eighteenth Century 2. The Formation of Walkers, Fishwick & Co., 1778-1800 3. The Manufacturing of Lead Shot 4. Expansion of Walkers, Parker & Co. from 1800-1889 5. The Foundation of Growth of Other Lead Manufacturers up to the Late-Nineteenth Century 6. The Development of the Lead Manufacturing Industry in the Nineteenth Century 7. Industrial Lead Poisoning and the Measures Taken to Prevent It 8. The Transition to Limited Companies, 1889-1914 9. Amalgamation in the Industry and the Formation and Expansion of Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd 10. The Lead Manufacturing Industry in the Inter-War Years 11. The Industry and the Development of Associated Lead Manufacturers Ltd since the Second World War; Statistical Appendices; Bibliography; Index