A History of the Trade in Tin: A Short Description of Tin Mining and Metallurgy; a History of the Origin and Progress of the Tin-plate Trade. And a Description of the Ancient and Modern Processes of Manufacturing Tin-plates

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G. Bell and sons, 1880 - Tin - 219 pages

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Page 8 - During the recess of the tide the intervening space is left dry, and they carry over abundance of tin to this place in their carts.
Page xvii - And king Solomon sent and fetched Hiram out of Tyre. He was a widow's son of tb,e tribe of Naphtali, and his father was a man of Tyre, a worker in brass: and he was filled with wisdom, and understanding, and cunning to work all works in brass. And he came to king Solomon, and wrought all his work.
Page 42 - Philip and Mary, by the grace of God King and Queen of England, France, Naples, Jerusalem, and Ireland ; Defenders of the Faith ; Princes of Spain and Sicily ; Archdukes of Austria ; Dukes of Milan, Burgundy, and Brabant ; Counts of Hapsburg, Flanders, and Tyrol...
Page 101 - England's Improvement by Sea and Land; to Outdo the Dutch without Fighting; to Pay Debts without Moneys; to set at Work all the Poor of England with the growth of our own Lands...
Page 8 - Towards the north of Europe there is evidently a very great quantity of gold, but how procured I am unable to say with certainty ; though it is said that the Arimaspians, a oneeyed people, steal it from the griffins.
Page viii - Fraud, avarice, and force, their places took. Then sails were spread to every wind that blew, Raw were the sailors and the depths were new ; Trees, rudely hollow'd, did the waves sustain, Ere ships in triumph plough'd the watery plain. Then landmarks limited to each his right ; For all before was common as the light.
Page 9 - They subsist by their cattle, leading for the most part a wandering life. Of the metals they have tin and lead, which with skins they barter with the merchants for earthenware, salt, and brazen vessels.
Page 82 - This is merely water in which bran has been steeped for nine or ten days, until it has acquired a sufficient acidity for the purpose. The design of putting the plates into the troughs singly, is, that there may be more certainty of the liquor getting between them, and both the sides of every plate being soaked alike in the lees.
Page 107 - II), and continued at the Trade some years. But the shop being too narrow and short for my large mind, I took leave of my Master, but said nothing. Then I lived a country life for some years, and in the late Wars I was a soldier, and sometimes had the...
Page 111 - Awe, being in length about twenty miles ; the tin-works being there fixed upon a great river running clear along the valley, and also upon some little rivulets that run out of the mountains of Bohemia and Saxony ; and coming to the works, we were very civilly treated, and, contrary to our expectation, we had much liberty to view, and see the works go — with the way and manner of their working and extending the plates, as also the perfect view of such materials as they used in clearing the plates,...

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