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 pioneering author, translator, geologist, metallurgist and army captain.
Researcher Kristen Schranz describes how after working at Soho Manufactory with Boulton and Watt, Keir developed the Tipton Chemical Works and the Tividale Colliery.
Read more about this industrial pioneer and innovative thinker at https://www.historywm.com/articles/james-keir-1735-1820-a-renaissance-man-of-the-industrial-revolution