James Keir (1735-1820)

James Keir (1735-1820) Industrial Pioneer and Lunar Man Among the ‘Forgotten’ players of the Industrial Revolution in the West Midlands stands James Keir. Keir was a fascinating figure – A true Renaissance man – much of whose life remains undiscovered. Today he is primarily remembered as a chemist and industrialist, but Keir was also a … [Read more…]