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Ironmongery (German Kleineisenprodukten) comprises utility objects made of forged iron and steel, such as cutting-tools, tools for crafts and trades and agriculture, iron fittings, nails and needles, and small household objects. The emergence of a specialist ironmongery industry concentrated in industrial regions and producting for transregional and international markets was part of a general process of differentiation in the  iron producing and…

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Gorißen, Stefan, “Ironmongery”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_022290>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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