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block mill Explained

block mill at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Earliest mechanized factory for mass production. It was conceived by S. Bentham, with machinery designed by M. I. Brunel and built by H. Maudslay, and built at England's Portsmouth naval dockyard. By 1805 it was producing 130,000 pulley blocks per year. It remained in production for over 100 years. See also Amer. system of manufacture.