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"Blowing in" of the first blast furnaces at the Shelton Iron Works - 1841
This Staffordshire jug was made to commemorate the "Blowing in"
first three blast furnaces at the Shelton Iron Works on 1st January 1841
1841 - 1991
Shelton Works is all that remains in Staffordshire of a thriving
Iron and Steel-making industry which first appeared in the county
more than 300 years ago.
Staffordshire passed many significant and historic milestones during
those three Centuries, but without doubt for the steelmen of
Stoke-on-Trent, the most significant must have been the blowing in
of three blast furnaces on the Shelton site in the Mid-Nineteenth
Work on the furnaces began in 1839; the first iron was tapped in
early January 1841.
Shelton had been born - A tradition had begun.
Those early industrialists would be in awe of the technology now
available to their modern day counterparts which enables Shelton's
Rolling Mill to produce more than 400,000 tonnes of finished product
a year for world-wide distribution."
SHELTON IRON WORKS
Erected by Earl Granville
under the Management and Supervision
Jan 1st 1841
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