- Author: H. G. Wells
- Copyright: Public domain
- Published in: 1895
- Word count: 4,202 words (≈ 17 minutes)
Note: "The Cone" is a short story by H. G. Wells, first published in 1895 in Unicorn. The story is set at an ironworks in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire. An artist is there to depict the industrial landscape; the manager of the ironworks discovers his affair with his wife, and takes him on a tour of the factory, where there are dangerous features.