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Industrial Biography
Samuel Smiles

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INDUSTRIAL BIOGRAPHY 

Iron Workers and Tool Makers 

by Samuel Smiles 

(this etext was produced from a reprint of the 1863 first edition) 

PREFACE. 

The Author offers the following book as a continuation, in a more
generally accessible form, of the Series of Memoirs of Industrial Men
introduced in his Lives of the Engineers.  While preparing that work
he frequently came across the tracks of celebrated inventors,
mechanics, and iron-workers--the founders, in a great measure, of the
modern industry of Britain--whose labours seemed to him well worthy
of being traced out and placed on record, and the more so as their
lives presented many points of curious and original interest.  Having
been encouraged to prosecute the subject by offers of assistance from

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