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Edwin Thomas Wright

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Edwin Thomas Wright ( -1877) of E. T. Wright and Son

1835 December 3rd. Marriage of E. T. Wright, Civil Engineer, Walsall, Staffordshire to Harriet daughter of the late Josh. Green of Bradford.[1] [2]

1847 Established Swan Gardens Foundry at Horseley Fields, Wolverhampton, producing rolling mill rolls and other engineering castings.

Started an ironworks at Monmoor Green, with his brother-in-law David North of Bilston, trading as North and Wright, later as E. T. Wright and Son, producing wrought iron and wrought iron products.

Later an engineering works was established at Goscote, near Walsall, where boilers, engines and other products were made, including Wright's patent 'corkscrew' boilers.

1877 Obituary [3]

We notice the death of Mr. Edwin Thomas Wright, late of the Monmoor Iron Works, Wolverhampton. The business is now being carried on by his sons, under the name of Messrs. E. T. Wright and Sons.

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Sources of Information

  1. Leeds Times - Saturday 05 December 1835
  2. Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 12 December 1835
  3. Engineering 1877 Jan-Jun: Index: General Index
Birmingham Daily Post, 8 December 1961