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Industrial spieslocked

(act. c. 1700–c. 1800)
  • Anita McConnell

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Industrial spies (act.c. 1700–c. 1800), were among numerous Europeans with an interest in technology who visited Britain during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, knowing that the country was ahead of the rest of Europe in its manufacturing techniques and organization.

Depending on the particular field, an ‘industrial grand tour’ could include much of ...

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