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Darby, Abraham (1678 - 1717), iron founder, copper smelter, and brass manufacturer

Gordon Campbell

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online October 2008 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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English iron founder, copper smelter, and brass manufacturer. In 1702 Darby entered into a partnership with three fellow Quakers and established a brass factory at Baptist Mills, in Bristol. In 1703 he established an iron pot foundry in Cheese Lane, Bristol, where he developed a new technique casting iron-bellied pots in sand; he patented the process in 1707.

Darby then established a series of businesses at Coalbrookdale, of which the most enduring was the

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