Experimental Bloomery 8: References


The Experimental Production of Prehistoric Bar Iron,
Peter Crew, Historical Metallurgy, 25, pt.1, 1991, pp.21-36

Ironmaking in a Roman Furnace’, Henry Cleere,
Britannia, Vol II, 1971, pp.203 – 222
(Similar paper in The Iron & Steel Institute’ Feb 1970)

The Mechanism of the Bloomery Process in Shaft Furnaces, R F Tylecote, J N Austin & A E Wraith, Jnl Iron & Steel Inst, May 1971, pp.342 – 363

Metallurgy – Iron & Steel, Percy, 1864
‘Direct Extraction of iron in the malleable state from ore’, pp.254 – 279

Cylindrical shaft furnaces of the early Wealden Iron Industry C 100BC to AD300,
J Gibson-Hill, Historical Metallurgy, 1980, pp.21 – 27

The examination of two samples of bloomery iron,
G T Brown, Bull Hist Met Gp, 5, pt.1, 1971, pp.29-32

Practical Treatise on the smelting and Smithing of Bloomery Iron, W H Lee Sauder & H G Williams III,  Historical Metallurgy, 36, pt.2, 2002, pp.122-131.


INAGINA – Video of operation of a bloomery in Mali in the 1990s by the Dogon tribe

‘The Smelters Art’ – Rockbridge Bloomery, Lee Sauders & Skip Williams
(good site for links elsewhere)

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