bar iron


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bar iron

[′bär ‚i·ərn]
(metallurgy)
Wrought iron formed into bars.

bar iron

A strong, malleable iron, available in the form of bars, which can be beaten into various shapes by blacksmiths to form tools, horseshoes, hardware, and highly decorative ironwork. See wrought iron.
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The annual sales rate of bar iron fell by 23% to reach 616,660 tonnes due to lower production in the wake of a decline in demand locally and globally.
In the early 18th century, there were a number ironworks in the lower Rhymney Valley, the Caerphilly furnace, which produced pig iron, and the Machen and Bassaleg forges, where the pig iron was refined into wrought bar iron.
Soon after coming to Birmingham in about 1699 the Welshman made his home in Edgbaston Street and became a wholesale supplier of bar iron, rods, and other metals to nail and hardware makers in the area.
Factory workers made bar iron and copper trinkets that were used by slave traders to buy African slaves.