Isaac Wilkinson slate plaque in Backbarrow

Isaac Wilkinson c1704 - 1784 practical metallurgist and inventor. British ironmakers profitably gained from his inventions. Foundryman Backbarrow Iron Company. Lived here c1730 - 1748

Isaac Wilkinson (baptised 6 May 1695 - 31 January 1784) was an English industrialist, one of the founders of the iron industry and pioneer of the Industrial Revolution. However, his business ethics were precarious and his commercial affairs frequently chaotic. He became much addicted to litigation.

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