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File:Chinese Puddle and Blast Furnace.jpg

English: Chinese iron workers smelting iron ore to make pig iron and wrought iron. The left half of the illustration shows the puddling process, while the right half displays men operating a blast furnace.

This illustration is an original from the Tiangong Kaiwu encyclopedia printed in 1637, written by the Ming Dynasty encyclopedist Song Yingxing (1587-1666). Picture taken on the web from at:

The picture also appears in Figure 14-10 on page 250 of E-tu Zen Sun and Shiou-Chuan Sun's translation of the Tiangong Kaiwu encyclopedia (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1966).
中文: 圖取自明朝 宋應星於西元1637年出版的《 天工開物》,本圖可於孫任以都與孫守全的《天工開物》英文翻譯著作第55頁 (賓州大學出版社,1966年版)
Date 2007-07-31 (original upload date)
Source Transferred from en.wikipedia; Transfer was stated to be made by User:Rifleman_82.
Author Original uploader was PericlesofAthens at en.wikipedia
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