Wire-Drawers & Wire-Drawing
Theophilus, On Divers Arts

English Medieval Industries

For a history, see Wire-Drawing in A History of Inventions, Discoveries, and Origins by Johann Beckmann.

See also Wire Drawing in Antiquity (American Journal of Archaeology), Roman Chain-Mail: Experiments to Reproduce the Techniques of Manufacture (Britannia), and The history and evolution of wiredrawing techniques (JOM: Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society).