Chain Making by Hand in the English Black Country

by Moss, Ron
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"Chain Making By Hand" offers a guide to the chain making industry that flourished in an area of England to the north and west of Birmingham known as the Black Country from the end of the 18th century to the third quarter of the 20th century. The name "BLACK COUNTRY" predates the Industrial Revolution and was likely used because the surface exposed coal deposits in that area. For over a century the local skies were blackened and the soot droppings turned the entire countryside black.

Format:  Softcover   Dimentions:  5 5/8" x 8 1/4"   Pages:  44   Illustrations:  35

A legend tells that Queen Victoria ordered the blinds of her carriage closed as she traveled through the BLACK COUNTRY. The poor women were unable to dry their washing outside on the washing lines and grass and plants would not grow and so the ground was black.

The author, Ron Moss, is a member of the large "Friends of the Black Country Museum" and has done extensive work on site. He is a former president of the "Black Country Society".


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ISBN 13 978-1-936013-14-2
Author Moss, Ron
Publisher Blue Moon Press
Format Softcover
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