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Industry in Town and Country
An Early Industrial Revolution?
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agricultural areas Birmingham Britain British industry Brunner Mond building capital capitalist Census cent chemical coal coke fuel commercial companies competition concentrated continued cotton cotton industry decline developed domestic east midlands economic eighteenth century electrical employed employment engineering especially established example expanding exports factures firms foreign fuel furnaces gild gradually growing growth home market hosiery imports increasing increasingly Industrial Revolution innovation inter-war internal-combustion engine investment iron and steel labour force Lancashire large numbers large-scale late London machine-tools machinery machines mainly Manchester manu mass-production mechanical Merseyside metal manufactures midlands million tons mills mining Moreover motor nineteenth century onwards organization output overseas period population pottery power-driven pre-war predominance processes production putting-out system railway rapidly raw materials rayon reverberatory furnace rising rural second industrial revolution seventeenth century shipbuilding silk similarly south Wales spinning steam power steam-engines technological tended textiles tinplate towns traditional United Kingdom Wales weaving wool workers workshops yarn