John Wilkinson (industrialist)

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    "John "Iron-Mad" Wilkinson (1728 – 14 July 1808) was an English industrialist who pioneered the manufacture of cast iron and the use of cast-iron goods during the Industrial Revolution. He was the inventor of a precision boring machine that could bore cast iron cylinders, such as cannon barrels [1] and those used in the steam engines of James Watt. His boring machine has been called the first machine tool. He also developed a blowing device for blast furnaces that allowed higher temperatures, increasing their efficiency....John Wilkinson was born in Little Clifton, Bridgefoot, Cumberland (now part of Cumbria)...."
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    Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wilkinson_(industrialist)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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