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From: Hugh Ainsley Wizards <>
Subject: Re: What's a Puddler?
Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 14:02:26 GMT
: Recently ran across a biography of an ancestor in a county historical
: book. It stated my ancestor "practiced the art of the puddler since
: its infancy." Any idea what that was?
Probably iron puddling as suggested by others, but clay puddling was a
procedure used to make waterproof ponds and ditches - clay was "puddled"
together into an impermeable layer at the bottom of where you might want
to construct a pond. It was also used for infilling in stone walled
houses to prevent wind and water ingress - as is so often the case, where
your ancestor was working might give a clue as to waht he was working at!
Hugh Ainsley -
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