Foreign News: Cast-iron Houses

An advertising leaflet recently issued by a century-old British iron works said:

"We will cast you an iron house, with a cast-iron bathtub upstairs and a cast-iron stove in the kitchen. Within 50 miles of our works, we will erect the whole eleven tons of iron for you at a cost of only £425 ($2,125). You will find the rooms nine feet high, with the living room, kitchen, larder and coal room on the first floor, and three bedrooms and a bath on the second. Fireplaces and a hot-water heating system are provided....

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