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David Nelson Arnold

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of Willans, Arnold and Co and Willans, Arnold, and Colley, Spanish Steel Works, Sheffield.

Designated as a Director of the ANGLO-BELGIAN SAFETY HORSE-SHOE COMPANY (Limited). 'D. Nelsen Arnold, Esq. (Willans, Arnold, and Colley, Spanish Steel Works, Sheffield), late General Manager of the Midland Railway Carriage and Wagon Company. The business was being established 'For the purpose of acquiring the patent rights granted to Monsieur Achille Delay of Brussels, for England, France, and Belgium for the manufacture by machinery of horse shoes ... The shoes are of wrought iron, of the ordinary make, but with pieces of steam-vulcanised indiarubber securely in slots deeply cut in the heel, ....The effect is to ensure .... a firm foothold ... over asphulte, wood pavement, stone, frozen surfaces, and snow with entire safety.'[1]

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  1. Bristol Mercury, 14 May 1888