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From: "john robson" <>
Subject: Re: [NMB] Iron roller
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:35:10 +0100
References: <2BFA081A6F454A23806603EE30B20CAE@joannepc>

Hi Wyn,
my knowledge of metal production is minimal but I would imagine from the
description of the work that it entailed moving molten iron through a
machine which hammered the raw material into wrought iron, as the metal
beginning to cool was being hammered into shape gangs on the output side
would drag the metal bar or rod away from the macine to cool.

John Robson
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From: "Wyn and Frank" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2010 4:45 PM
Subject: [NMB] Iron roller

> In the census 1841 to 1871 I have someone described as an iron roller then
> iron puller. He lived in Gateshead. Does anyone know what this work
> entailed?
> Wyn
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