Iron—Coking and Puddling
Lecture no. 8 from the course: The Industrial Revolution
Taught by Professor Patrick N. Allitt | 27 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
Along with coal, iron was one of the most important raw materials for the Industrial Revolution. After reviewing the history of iron, you study how to produce pig iron and forge wrought iron. Then you meet many of the key innovators who improved the process of bringing higher-quality iron into a growing market.