The Great Western railway has workshops at Lostwithiel.
It also contains the workshops of the Great North of Scotland railway.
The manufacture of a big gun, which was able to compete with the Boer " Long Tom," at the De Beers workshops, under Rhodes's orders, and by the ingenuity of an American, Mr. Labram, who was killed a few days after its completion, forms one of the most striking incidents of the period.
There are a woollen factory, several saw-mills, and foundries and large railway workshops at North Ipswich.
The staple manufacture is cotton-spinning, but in addition to this there are flour mills and workshops to supply local needs.