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Pouring molten metal at the Thames Ironworks.
|Pouring molten metal at the Thames Ironworks.|
|© National Maritime Museum, London|
|Repro ID: H0464|
|Description: The workshops, foundries and rolling mills at the ironworks were noisy, hot and dangerous places. A journalist from the 'Illustrated London News' visited the works in October 1865: 'the dark foundry [was] suddenly lit up with the glare of the rivers of liquid iron running over the lips of the cauldrons, the most beautiful coruscations of fire fly about in all directions; the air is positively full of coloured sparks; while the bright glow of the molten iron, almost white in its intense heat, lights up the forms of the workmen'.|
|Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London|