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Cast Iron: An Invention of Ancient China

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Cast Iron: An Invention of Ancient China
By Karin Alsop, Claire Deng, & Karen Kwan
A drawing of an early blast furnace
inventor unknown
earliest cast iron artifact found in Jiangsu
Mass-production began in the Han dynasty.
At the time of its invention, cast iron had many uses.
Coins
Iron scissors
Woks
Monuments and Statues
Farming Equipment
Since the discovery of steel, iron (both cast and wrought) has become less common, as steel is generally stronger.

Cast iron is still used in buildings, although they are usually older or decorative ones.
Ornate gates and fences.
Cookware and teapots
Installations
Pipes used in modern-day buildings.
Bibliography
"Blast Furnace." Encyclopedia Briticanna. N.p., 24 Mar. 2014. Web. 29 Nov. 2014.
"Cast Iron." Encyclopedia Briticanna. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014.
"Cast Iron in Ancient China." Dandong Fuding Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd. Dandong Fuding Engineering Machinery Co., Ltd, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.
"Domestic and Industrial Technology." World History in Context. Gale, n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014.
"Han Dynasty." Encyclopedia Briticanna. N.p., 13 Nov. 2014. Web. 30 Nov. 2014.
Wagner, Donald B. Iron and Steel in Ancient China. Vol. 9. Denmark: BRILL, 1990. Print. Oriental Studies.
In 1722 in Europe, a different type of cast iron was made.
Cast Iron:
An alloy of iron
made with a blast furnace

Pots and pans were able to be made with narrow sides.
The Han Dynasty:
206 B.C.E. to 220 C.E.
Founded by Liu Bang
Confucianism

Salt could be mass-produced.
Natural gas industry
European use started in the 1300s

Pagodas
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