What is Wrought Iron

What is Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (0.1 to 0.25) content in contrast to cast iron, and has fibrous inclusions, known as slag. This is what gives it a “grain” resembling wood, which is visible when it is etched or bent to the point of failure. Wrought iron is tough, malleable, ductile and easily welded. Historically, it was known as “commercially ... Read More »

Interesting Facts about Wrought Iron

With beginnings as early as 13th Century France and England, wrought iron furniture achieved great popularity in the 1930s. While some styles have only changed slightly, it has remained a mainstay of gardens and lawns in many parts of the world. Newer pieces are still manufactured but collecting wrought iron is also popular. The early American pieces of wrought ... Read More »