did you know the birthplace for the i...

did you know the birthplace for the industrial revolution was my hometown

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solomon azar

Nazareth, PA

#1 Dec 9, 2008
and soon my experiments will end the global energy crisis with no greenhouse gases- facinating when proven true-

David Thomas was born in Cadoxton, near Neath. He went to school at nearby Alltwen and at Neath, and worked on his fatherís farm before going into the iron industry.

As an adult, he was widely regarded as one of the foremost ironmasters in the United Kingdom. It was while employed at the Yniscedwyn Works, in Ystradgynlais in the Swansea Valley, that he devised the process which would advance the Industrial Revolution. On February 5, 1837, Thomas used a hot blast to smelt iron ore and anthracite coal. The result was an easy method to produce anthracite iron, which revolutionized industry in the Swansea Valley. This type of iron had been patented by Edward Martin of Morriston, Wales in 1804.

In 1839 he relocated to Pennsylvania, where the owners of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company in Lehigh County wanted Thomas to build a furnace for the production of anthracite iron. The Lehigh Valley region, being rich in both anthracite coal and iron ore, was the perfect setting for Thomasís creation.

[edit] Emigration to Pennsylvania

Thomas and his son, Samuel, walked into the infant community of Catasauqua, Pennsylvania on the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Companyís towpath on July 9, 1839. Less than one year later, on July 4, 1840, the first successful anthracite iron furnace in the United States began operation, and the Industrial Revolution began.

In 1854, the town was formally titled Catasauqua (pronounced "Cat-uh-SAW-kwuh"), from the Lenni Lenape language, meaning "dry ground" or "thirsty ground." or "thirsty earth"

also--In 1840, the anthracite iron industry was founded in what is now known as Catasauqua, originally Bieryís Port, making it a birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in the United States.
My name is solomon azar- i was born next to the town of Catasauqua,in Allentown Pa. USA, however, lived in Catty(short for catasauqua)here most of my life. Very soon in time scientists are going to uncover my scientific deeds to end the global energy crisis with no greenhouse gases for our wonderful home- Earth. My system is clean and uses a special type of water for energy- thus- in the 21st century-a renewed industrial revolution fueled with clean energy comes from my hometown Catasauqua-Time will tell

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