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- n. Plural form of tinwork.
- n. A factory where tin products are manufactured.
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If you want to do some really good research on how a tinworks worked, go to Aberdulais Falls - not far from Cardiff at all, just above Swansea in fact.
The tinworks at Lydney are also in the hands of the above-named firm, and comprise three forges, mills, and tin-house, producing 1200 boxes of tin plates a week, with the consumption of from 70 to 80 tons of Cinderford iron.