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of Dunston, County Durham
Engineers and forge masters
1870 Company founded.
1888 Emerson Walker and Thompson Brothers supplied a patent windlass for the South Briton
1896 Emerson Walker and Thompson Brothers supplied steam windlasses for the Garmoyle
1906 Emerson Walker supplied the steam windlass for the Towergate which was launched at Sunderland
1909 Emerson Walker and Thompson Brothers supplied a steam windlass and capstan for the Gerania 
Worked closely with Clarke, Chapman and Co for many years.
1927 "Noted for steam windlasses
1928 Name changed.
1961 General engineers specialising in the manufacture of windlasses and steam capstans and ships auxiliary machines. 400 employees.