Model of village industries, c 1750.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Model of village industries, c 1750.

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Model (scale1:72) representing an 18th-century British landscape; in the foreground is a charcoal burning factory or possibly an ironworks. A boat is going through a lock next to a weir, with a coalmine in the background. The model also shows other typical elements of industry and agriculture of the time; windmill, wooden railway, staithe, navigation, tanning, and other buildings.

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