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Black, Hawthorn and Company of Gateshead-on-Tyne were builders of locomotives for collieries and ironworks.
1867 Built several fans for the ventilation of mines, The firm was the first in Britain to make Guibal's fan, a design which had previously been imported from Belgium.
1896 The company ceased trading having built over 1,100 locomotives. The firm was bought by Chapman and Furneaux who produced a further 70 locomotives.