One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A forge or mill producing blooms of wrought iron.
- ‘In 1695, John Hathaway, who settled in nearby Freetown, in company with other citizens, set up a bloomery known as Chartley Iron Works on Stony Brook.’
- ‘Although the early history of ironmaking and ironworking in Kingston is lost to us, it is clear that by 1728, iron was being made by direct reduction and converted to products on a triphammer at the ‘Old Forge,’ a bloomery on Hall's Brook.’
- ‘American growth in the wake of independence from Britain resulted in a steady demand for Salisbury iron, which bloomery forge operators met with unsophisticated but valued wrought iron products for the next half century.’
- ‘It represents the period of transition between unpowered bloomeries and blast furnaces, and will add a great deal to our knowledge of early iron working in the Lake District.’
- ‘So apparently this was a true blast furnace and not merely a bloomery.’
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