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Farnley Iron Co

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of Farnley, near Leeds.

1844 Established by Armitage Brothers, of Farnley Hall, to make use of the minerals — coal, iron, and fire-clay — on their estate. At first their operations were confined to the manufacture of pig-iron in cold-blast furnaces, but in a few years the works were extended to include all the operations for making finished iron. The minerals were near to those of the Lowmoor Iron Co. and the Bowling Iron Co., both of Bradford.

1871 The company was registered on 2 March 1871. [1]

Makers of wrought iron plates, bars, axles, etc.

Makers of fire bricks and glazed bricks

1894 Managing director: Ewing Matheson

Later absorbed by Brown, Bayleys Steel Works

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Sources of Information

  1. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908