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Paul-François Huart-Chapel

Paul-François Huart-Chapel
Born 1770
Died 1850

Paul-François Huart-Chapel was a Belgian industrialist, and politician.


Paul-François Huart was born in Charleroi in 1770. He married Mary Chapel, the daughter of an industrialist.[1]

In 1806 he inherited the factories of the Chapel family.[1] He introduced a reverbatory furnace for melting metal in 1807, in 1821 the first Puddling furnace in Belgium (with J.M. Orban).[2][3]

Shortly after John Cockerill had built the first blast furnace in Belgium in Liege, he built a coke fired blast furnace in 1827 in Charleroi, 12m high and producing 6 to 10tonnes of pig iron a day.[4][5]

Between 1831 and 1834 he was Mayor of Charleroi. He died in 1850 aged 80.[1]


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