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Derwent Foundry

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1913. "The Derwent" Gas Steam Radiator.

of Derby

1828 Thomas Wheeldon, ironfounder, of Derwent Foundry, Derby

By 1866 John Jobson was at the foundry

Late 1800s: main products were stoves and grates

1920 The first Qualcast mowers were made by Derwent Foundry of Derby

1928 Qualcast Ltd was formed as a separate company.

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