Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Pillar Drill ('Enginuity' hands-on museum)

Pillar Drill (‘Enginuity’ hands-on museum)

Date

30 March 2015
Location

Coalbrookdale

SJ 66770 04671; 52.63874°N, 2.49248°W

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Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Pillar Drill ('Enginuity' hands-on museum)

Pillar Drill (‘Enginuity’ hands-on museum)

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

The Pillar of Friendship.  This artwork was created at Blists Hill, Ironbridge Gorge Museum in 2007 during the British Artist Blacksmiths Association's International Conference.  300 smiths from around the world collaborated to forge the 15 pieces making up the pillar.

The Pillar of Friendship. This artwork was created at Blists Hill, Ironbridge Gorge Museum in 2007 during the British Artist Blacksmiths Association’s International Conference. 300 smiths from around the world collaborated to forge the 15 pieces making up the pillar.

The Pillar of Friendship

The Pillar of Friendship

The Pillar of Friendship

The Pillar of Friendship

The Boy and Swan Fountain with the Old Furnace in the background.  The modern triangular building protects the remains of the blast furnace where in 1709 Abraham Darby I perfected the technique of smelting iron with coke rather than with charcoal, which allowed iron to be produced much more cheaply than before and was one of the innovations that led to the Industrial Revolution

The Boy and Swan Fountain with the Old Furnace in the background. The modern triangular building protects the remains of the blast furnace where in 1709 Abraham Darby I perfected the technique of smelting iron with coke rather than with charcoal, which allowed iron to be produced much more cheaply than before and was one of the innovations that led to the Industrial Revolution

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19 thoughts on “Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

    • Thanks, Iain. The pillar drill was standing on its own in ‘Enginuity’. The place is full of hands-on, interactive exhibits, but, typically, I was more interested in finding an angle on some relics there.

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