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Craven Fawcett

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1843 Established, a pioneer in the field of clayworking machinery.

William Craven and Richard Bradley, two young engineers, produced revolutionary machinery for automating the production of bricks.

By 1853 the company’s stiff plastic brickmaking machines were being sold throughout the UK and to many overseas markets, including South Africa, Germany and Australia.

1972 Bradley and Craven pooled their resources with rival Leeds firm, Thomas C. Fawcett.

2001 Merged with Joseph Rhodes

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Sources of Information

  • Group Rhodes [1]