Calendar of Industrial Pioneers


June 3, 1803. William Reynolds died.—The son of a successful ironmaster at Ketley, Staffordshire, Reynolds invented a method of raising boats from one level to another by inclined planes, with Telford constructed a cast-iron aqueduct at Longden, Shropshire, and in 1799 patented a method of preparing iron for conversion into steel by the use of manganese.


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S., E. Calendar of Industrial Pioneers. Nature 109, 729 (1922).

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