Title: Reinforced Concrete Buildings: A Treasure on the History, Patents, Design and Erection of the Principal Parts Entering into a Modern Reinforced Concrete Building
Author(s): Ernest L. Ransome and Alexis Saurbrey
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 287-306
When, in 1850, I entered as an apprentice in my father's factory in Ipswich, England, the concrete industry was in its infancy, and was confined largely to the manufacture of artificial stone for ornamental purpose.