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British Industrial History

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Benjamin Smith

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of Chesterfield

1797 His father, Joseph Fletcher Smith, was Master Cutler of Sheffield

Owned blast furnaces at Duckmanton near Chesterfield

1846 Started Stanton Ironworks, with his son Josiah Timmis Smith; brought three blast-furnaces into production alongside the banks of the Nutbrook Canal.

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