Foshan town, Nanhai County, Guangzhou in the Ming Dynasty was one of the centers for iron smelting and distribution

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Foshan town, Nanhai County, Guangzhou in the Ming Dynasty (foshan, Guangdong today) was one of the centers for iron smelting and distribution.In the early 15th century, Foshan Tieye was recorded in historical records.At the time of Chenghua and Hongzhi, most foshan residents took iron smelting as their business.Foshan town is located at the confluence of xijiang and Beijiang rivers.Ring fort all water, water transportation is convenient.The pig iron collected and refined in Guangdong province, much down the river, trafficked to the town fried cast wrought iron ingot and other iron products.Foshan town iron smelting industry are private, iron smelting households called furnace households, hired by furnace households for craftsmen.Each furnace door because fry cast iron products of different types and the formation of a number of industries.Foshan iron wares are sold at home and abroad.Ming dynasty custom, the palace and the government needed to use goods, through the year to do or purchase form, from the various industries of the merchant.Commercial people offer goods to say promise to go up or allow official business.Foshan furnace door promised to include: iron pot, iron stove, all kinds of military utensils, nails, wire, Foshan iron pot is the qing dynasty pan pan.In the fifth year of the Reign of Chongzhen (1632), the Ming government manufactured five large warships in Guangdong, which required a large number of iron nails.Foshan nail line moth (that is, to help the furnace door) with the difference along the village fraud.Should not “allow” furnace door is also in the collection of the column, forced “take”.The plunder of feudal officials seriously hindered the development of iron smelting industry in Foshan and caused the resistance of furnace households.In qing Dynasty, Foshan was still an important producer of iron smelting.