John Gjers: Ironmaster, Ayresome Ironworks Middlesbrough, by John K. Harrison

£34.99
John Gjers: Ironmaster, Ayresome Ironworks Middlesbrough, by John K. Harrison

Published by De Archaelogische Pers in 1982, 112 pages, A4 size paperback (A14QWSO)

This book provides a fascinating history of the Ayresome Ironworks in Middlesbrough on Teesside, and is illustrated throughout with several drawings and diagrams. The full contents include:

The Cleveland Ironmaking District
The Development of Cleveland Blast Furnace Plant, 1851-1873
Cleveland Blast Furnace Workers
John Gjers: a Biography
The Early Years
Early Career in the Cleveland Ironmaking District
The most Fruitful Years
The further Cleveland Career
Other Blast Furnace Plants
Experiments in the Production of Malleable Iron
Ayresome Ironworks
The Soaking Pits Invention
The Final Years
The Obituary
Ayresome Ironworks
Gjers' Description of Ayresome Ironworks
Ear ly Beginnings
The First Twelve Years
The Move Away from Cleveland Ironstone
Special Pig Iron
The Twentieth Century
Gjers' Contribution to Cleveland Blast Furnace Practice
The Coke Ovens at Linthorpe Ironworks
The Calcining Kilns
The Blast Furnaces at Linthorpe, Teesside and Ayresome Ironworks
The Pneumatic Hoists
The Vertical Direct-acting Blowing Engines
Conclusion
Ayresome Ironworks after Closure in 1965
The Old Plant
The Remainder
The Record
The Site at Present

The condition of the book is generally very good. The covers have some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.