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  The growth of industry to make manufactured goods, building materials, clothing, and basic foods like bread, meant that coal, stone, clay, wool and so on had to be transported in greater quantities. Coal production in 1700 was 2.7 million tonnes. By 1750 it was 4.7 million and by 1800 had reached 10 million tonnes a year. Engraving of factory at Etruria
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