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Joseph Aspdin (December? 1778 – 20 March 1855) was an English cement manufacturer who obtained the patent for Portland cement on 21 October 1824. [1]

23 relations: Alite, Argillaceous minerals, Chalk, Clinker (cement), England, Hunslet, Isle of Portland, James Frost (cement maker), James Parker (cement maker), Kent, Leeds, Leeds Minster, Limestone, London, Manchester and Leeds Railway, Northfleet, Oolite, Portland cement, Portland stone, Roman cement, Rotherhithe, Wakefield, William Aspdin.


Alite is a name for tricalcium silicate, Ca3SiO5, sometimes formulated as 3CaO·SiO2 (C3S in cement chemist notation, CCN).

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Argillaceous minerals

Argillaceous minerals may appear silvery upon optical reflection and are minerals containing substantial amounts of clay-like components (ἄργιλλος.

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Chalk is a soft, white, porous sedimentary carbonate rock, a form of limestone composed of the mineral calcite.

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Clinker (cement)

Typical clinker nodules Hot clinker In the manufacture of Portland cement clinker occurs as lumps or nodules, usually to in diameter, produced by sintering (fused together without melting to the point of liquefaction) limestone and alumino-silicate materials such as clay during the cement kiln stage.

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England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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Hunslet is an inner-city area in south Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.

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Isle of Portland

The Isle of Portland is a limestone tied island, long by wide, in the English Channel.

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James Frost (cement maker)

James Frost (1780?-1840?) was a British cement manufacturer who invented processes that led to the eventual development of Portland cement.

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James Parker (cement maker)

James Parker was a British clergyman and cement manufacturer who invented one of the pioneering new cements of the late eighteenth century.

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Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties.

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Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England.

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Leeds Minster

Leeds Minster, or the Minster and Parish Church of Saint Peter-at-Leeds, (formerly Leeds Parish Church), in Leeds, West Yorkshire is a large Church of England foundation of major architectural and liturgical significance.

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Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed largely of the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).

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London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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Manchester and Leeds Railway

The Manchester and Leeds Railway was a railway company in the United Kingdom which opened in 1839, connecting Manchester with Leeds via the North Midland Railway which it joined at Normanton.

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Northfleet is a town in the Gravesham Borough of Kent.

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Oolite (egg stone) is a sedimentary rock formed from ooids, spherical grains composed of concentric layers.

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Portland cement

Portland cement is the most common type of cement in general use around the world, used as a basic ingredient of concrete, mortar, stucco, and most non-speciality grout.

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Portland stone

Portland stone is a limestone from the Tithonian stage of the Jurassic period quarried on the Isle of Portland, Dorset.

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Roman cement

Roman cement is a substance developed by James Parker in the 1780s, and finally patented in 1796.

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Rotherhithe is a residential district in southeast London, England, and part of the London Borough of Southwark.

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Wakefield is a city and the main settlement and administrative centre of the City of Wakefield, a metropolitan district of West Yorkshire, England.

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William Aspdin

William Aspdin (23 September 1815 — 1864) was an English cement manufacturer, and a pioneer of the Portland cement industry.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Aspdin

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