Industrial History Resources


1794, John Imison, Treatise of the Mechanical Powers, the section on Millwork.

1847, Joseph Whitworth, Account of a Street Sweeping Machine, from the ICE Proceedings.

1864, T S Rowlandson, History of the Steam Hammer, a lecture at the Mechanics' Institution, Patricroft.

1878,  Thomas Morris, Four Days in the Iron Wire Manufacturing District of Westphalia, Germany, Warrington Lit. & Phil. Society.


Historical documents about Liverpool Docks

Extracts from Whidby's 1811 report on the River Mersey.

Whidby's 1822 report on the River Mersey.

1825 scheme by Giles for a canal from Liverpool to Runcorn.

Whidby's 1826 report on the River Mersey.


Home page

Mike Clarke, 8 Green Bank, BARNOLDSWICK. UK, BB18 6HX

tel: +44 (0)1282 850430

Email: Image15.jpg

last revised: 26 March 2014