It has mineral springs, and the industries comprise fisheries, ironworks and foundries, sulphur furnaces, silkmills, rope walks, match factories, brickworks, flourmills and furniture.
The town possesses large ironworks, coal-mines, rolling-mills, zinc smelting-works, railway workshops and manufactures of wire-rope, glass, chemicals, porcelain and soap. The first houses of Oberhausen were built in 1845, and it received its municipal character in 1874.
There are paper-works and ironworks, and 1 The last twelve cantos of La Pucelle were edited (1882) from the MS. with corrections and a preface in the author's autograph, in the Bibliotheque Nationale, by H.
The town is modern and owes its prosperity to the ironworks and collieries in its immediate vicinity.
Coming to the conclusion that if any advance was to be made in artillery better metal must be available, he established a small ironworks in St Pancras, and began a series of experiments.